Society not considerate towards divorced men – Yetunde Bakare

Nollywood actress, Yetunde Bakare, has decried the stigma that men face from the society when they divorce their spouse.

The actress noted that the society is more sympathetic towards divorced women than their male counterparts.

She said, “In our society, people often fail to empathise with men. When a woman leaves her marriage, it is often seen as a move to protect her mental health. However, when a man makes the same decision, he is labelled as ‘irresponsible’, ignoring the fact that he is also human.”

She further advised couples to take their sexual lives seriously as it is critical to having a happy home.

“One essential ingredient of a happy home is an active and fulfilling sex life. Marriage is a significant commitment, and one shouldn’t enter it without knowing their partner well. For couples who are no longer getting sexual satisfaction from each other, I would advise them to sit down, discuss the issue, and find a solution.

“Love might not always be enough, so it’s important to marry someone one can tolerate through all circumstances; be they financial, mental, or physical challenges. If none of those issues are present, but there is still ‘sexual withdrawal’, it is advisable to consult a marriage counsellor or sex therapist,” she stated.