Linda Andoh, a public relations professional, has cautioned women against entering marriage with the attitude that they would be completely reliant on their spouses.
According to her, it is the best practice for any woman to be financially independent before entering into a relationship with another person.
“There are people who think it’s the duty of the man to take care of them, but every woman needs to have her own source of income before going into marriage,” she said.
She said this as part of discussions on Joy FM’s Strong and Sassy show on Wednesday.
Mrs. Andoh stated that any woman who does not attain financial independence or is unable to cater for her personal needs is not ready for marriage.
“I personally have a problem with women who think it’s the responsibility of the man to take care of me. Yes, it’s the man’s responsibility, but in the case where the man is not able to take care of you, what happens to you?” she quizzed.
“He can be the richest man, but when he’s not there what happens to you?”
She gave an instance where a friend suffered dire consequences because she did not financially secure herself in marriage.
“I know someone who got married, she was working and then they wanted to have kids, but it was becoming challenging, so she had to sacrifice the job because it was having a toll on her physically, and this was what the doctors had advised.