“What constraints do is to keep you in marriage, not necessarily because you are happy, but because the marriage stays stable. I want you to understand those two things: marital satisfaction and marital stability are two separate things. In a patriarchal society, marriage is stable, not because it is satisfactory, but because of the constraints.”
~ Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu, Ph.D.
“Our generation is more in tune, especially in this day and age, we’re more in tune with our emotional and mental health. We don’t see a problem in communicating our problems, say, to a professional counselor or a therapist. It’s an idea that is seen in a very negative context, when you think of mental health and problems and things of that sort.”
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