- Brand ambassador Daniel Marven wrote that he married his wife for himself, not for his family
- Most of Twitter congratulated him and praised his decision
- Some users had a different opinion and noted that that traditions have value
Daniel Marven claims he married for himself and not for his family. Many young people feel the pressure of following convention and tradition by getting married and starting a family.
Adding to this is the pressure of following traditional gender roles and finding a wife who will satisfy the family’s expectations by being the perfect mother and wife who cooks and cleans for her husband.
The brand ambassador took to Twitter to share his experience. Twitter congratulated him on his marriage and shared his sentiments about making his own decisions. Naturally, others had an opposing view.
Modern relationships can sometimes be a little different to traditional ideals, and while traditional dynamics are still the goal for many men and women, others, like Daniel, feel more comfortable taking a different route.
@BHOVU_LENSIZWA pointed out that men are failing women because they still believe marriage means bring home “washing machines” and “dishwashers”. He believes that this way of thinking leads to women being seen as just wives and cleaners and not as equal partners in the marriage, Briefly.co.za discovered.
Daniel’s wise words also inspired some users as his story is proof that marriage can be about more than just obligation.
Twitter users also felt that it's time men make decisions for themselves as no one else knows what will make you as an individual happy.
MaRadebe respectfully took a different position and acknowledged that traditions held particular value, substantiating her argument by sharing a story about her younger brother and his wife.
She was not alone and many others shared her opinion about tradition and conventional family values.
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