Is marriage a private affair? My teacher asked the class before teaching the lesson “Marriage is a private affair” by Chinua Achebe. A few guys said from the back, “Yes it is!” I shouted “Nah! It is not. How can it be a private affair? What is there so private in marriage? If you talk about the talks among the couple, sharing of ideas or the key of the safe...yes it is! They are the private stuffs for obvious reasons. But beside that? Are you talking about the sexual stuffs? “Oh...Come on! Every couple will have it,” I claimed.
Marriage is a social relation where the couple needs to be accepted by the family
and society. If not...why is there a gathering at the marriage ceremony? Why has the
system of printing cards existed? Living with a girl far from the society in isolation is
not a marriage for me...Marriage no way can be limited to husband and wife.
Parents, in laws and even the children come which never lets marriage be