• Parents and relatives have mastered the art of asking this indirectly, using the kindest phrases. 

Marriage illustration
Marriage illustration
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Most parents and relatives expect that once one is of age, done with his/her studies, having a job; then it is time to get married. 

The December holidays are closely approaching, and they are going to bother you with the obvious question if you travel to ushago; when are you getting married?

But these parents and relatives have mastered the art of asking this indirectly, using the kindest phrases. 

Here are some common things you will hear from them. 

Common phrases that parents use to ask when you will get married

  • Umekuja peke yako?
  • Kuna mtu mahali?
  • Tumeshona vitenge 
  • Tuitie sherehe 
  • Wajuku nitapata lini?
  • Hauna rafiki huko Nairobi? 

What most of these parents and relatives do not understand is that there are certain factors that determine whether or when one will get married. 

Gone are the days when financial stability was the only factor to consider before getting married. 

However, this pressure has landed some people into troubled marriages. 

Some who have gotten married to avoid such questions have ended up in toxic, abusive unions that do not even last long.

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