South African Woman Leaves 6-month Marriage, TikTok Video About Short Marriage Sparks Debate

South African Woman Leaves 6-month Marriage, TikTok Video About Short Marriage Sparks Debate

  • A woman shared a video on TikTok about her decision to leave her marriage of six months
  • The woman, who remains unidentified, says she was tired of fighting and has asked her friend to pick her up from her marital home
  • Relationship expert Shelley Lwesin told Briefly News that it is important to learn to navigate conflict successfully
  • The video has sparked a conversation online, with some people offering words of support and others commenting on the briefness of the marriage
Woman leaves 6-month marriage
One Mzansi woman could no longer bear to be stuck in an unhappy marriage. Image: Grace Cary/Getty Images, @makungothulani/TikTok
Source: TikTok

Marriage can be challenging as it is a partnership between two people, so there will be disagreements, misunderstandings and conflicts.

A woman leaves her marriage

A woman with the handle @makungothulani sparked a conversation on TikTok after sharing a video about leaving her marriage of six months.

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In the video, she's seen packing her belongings and taking off her wedding ring. She says she was tired of fighting and asked her friend to pick her up from her marital home.

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Shelley Lewin of The Relationship Architect told Briefly News that addressing issues in a marriage would need to include open communication- open and honest communication about their feelings, concerns, and needs.

"This type of dialogue encourages discussions about expectations and values to ensure alignment between the pair. Equally important is learning to navigate conflict successfully: conflict at its essence is problem-solving and negotiation.
"If a couple is unable to problem solve together, their challenges will remain unsolved and resentment sets in. Conflict that is constructive, is healthy for a relationship, whilst destructive conflict that names, blames and shames is unhealthy and erodes the bonds that connect us," Shelley explained.

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Mzansi shares their two cents

The woman's story is a reminder that it's okay to leave a marriage that is not working.

The video had been viewed over 1.9M times and received over 8K comments at the time of publishing. Some netizens offered words of support to the woman, while others commented on how short her marriage was.

Mthandazo Mbhele replied:

"Waze wayi short course no lo mshado."

SihleHadebe said:

"Six months ayi ubuzontshontsha izinkomo."

Nonoshree replied:

"Tomorrow will be my 2nd anniversary. Hai khona kuyashisakodwa kubi a ukuthi ubekezele."

Ntethelelo said:

"Sibonga nje ukuthi you didn't leave ngebhokisi❤️❤️"

user3390562767534 commented:

"Sorry nana if kungahlaleki akuhlaleki."

Kama wrote:

"Hhay ngisho years, andizi."

Man's pizza proposal goes viral

In another story, Briefly News reported a video of a Mzansi man preparing to pop the big question to his bae using a cheesy Debonairs pizza that went viral on social media.

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The footage posted on TikTok shows the man buying a pizza and then writing "Will you marry me?" inside the box for his partner to see when she opens the pizza.

He also placed a ring in the middle of the pie.

Source: Briefly News

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