• Sam says a couple should be sure of why they want to get married.
• Most marriages do not fail because of age differences.
Days ago Kenyan IT Guru Victor Peace while on the Joyride Podcast said he feels his marriage to singer Cece Sagini would have survived if they did not get married at a young age.
Victor says he is now at an age where he can think and act rationally.
Being the age I am now, I would be keen on seeing some signs way before and wouldn't be embarking on the journey. Getting married late would have helped me come with a more clear mind, rather than the child I was."
In an interview with Mpasho, motivational speaker Sam West now says age has nothing to do with marriage failing or succeeding.
He advises that people should be clear on what they want before saying 'I Do.'
"The problem with marrying someone who is not of your age is that you might not agree on most things.
I have seen people get married at 19 and they are still together 20 years later.
I have seen people get married late and they still ended up divorced.
Marriage is a very unique institution, if you are ready for marriage well and good.
If not wait till you get the right partner.
If you rush and get married to the wrong person, you might end up hurt and being character developed."
Marya Prude ex-wife to TV personality Willis Raburu has in the past expressed regret for getting married to her.
According to her, she wasted her life, as her marriage ended up in divorce.
"I woke up this morning with so much to do in my mind and I just remembered I got married at 23, yes yes, 23. I don't know what I was thinking," she wrote.
Marya said marriage dragged her behind, and she would have achieved so much in life had she not settled. In her explanation, societal pressure and expectations made her decide to get married.
"I would be so far right now if I wasn't busy serving society and other humans their expectations of me as a married woman because I would be doing most of what I'm doing right now to catch up," she added
She now feels like marriage should not be used as a sign of achievement.
Former Morning Kiss host Kamene Goro had also expressed regret at ditching her job at Ebru TV To move to Tanzania with her now ex-husband.
The marriage failed along the way as the man was a serial cheater, his mother was also controlling something Kamene couldn't handle.
Sharing her sentiments with then co-host Oga Obinna during the Morning Kiss, the bubbly presenter narrated;
" I have been through one/two heartbreaks. I cried for two days before I prayed about it. God helped me through it. I wouldn't be here if it was not for him."
Kamene says she feels like she could have achieved so much had she not given up her career to settle in the marriage.
"I was crying because of the time I had wasted. I cut my career shot for 3 and a half years. Do you know how many things I could have done?" she posed.