Why many African marriages fail after relocating abroad | What couples need to do

Life As We See It with A and A

May 20 2024 • 29 mins

In this episodes we discuss reasons why African marriages fail abroad (in the diaspora). As we all know, marriage takes a lot of work and when couples migrate to a new country, (example relocating from Nigeria to America, UK, Canada, Germany, etc) it can take a toll on the marriage dynamics/relationship. We delved into the key factors that affect marriages in the diaspora and one of the major factor we identified was "cultural differences". Africa being a patriarchal society, places a lot of power, authority and dominance on the husband, and when the couples relocate to western society where patriarchy isn't practiced, it changes the rules of engagement and can cause a lot of friction between husband and wife. We also talk about how husbands need to step up and help their wives perform domestic chores or provide the emotional support when they relocate to a new country where they have no help. Other factors that can negatively impact marriages in the diaspora are social changes, financial pressure, lack of support and pressure of settling down in a new environment. We discussed ways couples can prevent marriage breakdown before relocation. They need to come together and draw up a solid plan on how they will operate in the new country to avoid surprises. They also have to always communicate, be empathetic, understanding of each other and be each other support person. They should work together in unity as it will help set them up for success. They should be open to change/adaptable, take their Faith journey seriously and go for counselling/therapy to help them navigate the stress of settling in. This video is a must-watch for anybody or for couples planning to relocate and are interested in learning about the cultural, social or economic factors that contribute to the complexities of African (Nigerian, Ghanian, South African, etc) marriages abroad (America, UK, Canada, Australia, etc). Thank you for watching and hope you learned a thing or two. Please subscribe, comment, like and share. We appreciate your support #marriageadvice #africansindiaspora #nigeriansindiaspora #africanmarriages #livinginamerica #japa #relationships #abroad #marriagefails #nigerianpodcast #livingabroad Please Subscribe and watch our YouTube channel: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.youtube.com/@LifeAsWeSeeItPodcast⁠

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