Brenda: I have good news for you!
Chichi: are you serious? What’s the news?
Brenda: I am getting married in September
Chichi: Wow! That’s great news, yay! That’s quite soon, just a month away!
Brenda: Yeah we just decided last week, everything happened so fast.
Chichi: It is absolutely so fast. You have only been dating for few months!
Brenda: that’s true, but you know my clock is ticking. I just thought there is no point waiting when i am convinced i have the right person.
Chichi: Well, I see your reasons. But you told me last month you had some concerns about his financial state.
Brenda: Yeah I was concerned that he doesn’t have a job and has no stable source of income
Chichi: but he has one now?
Brenda: Nope, he lost the last one about a year ago.
Chichi: Hmmmmn. But why don’t you wait for him to get a job and have a stable income before you have the wedding. You have only been dating for six months.
Brenda: he has a lot of potential to achieve great things in life; it’s just a matter of time. I know he will get a good job soon.
Chichi: Brenda, millions of people have potentials. Potentials don’t automatically translate to success, if so everyone will be successful.
Brenda: So what are you saying now, that I should not marry him because he is not rich? You know how long I have been waiting for a man to call my husband.
Chichi: wow! I am sorry if it sounds like that, that’s not my intention. It is nothing personal against him; I am just concerned about you. I know you don’t earn a lot of money and I don’t want you to start a marriage with so much financial stress. He doesn’t have to be rich; he just needs to have a stable source of income like you. You will enjoy your marriage better.
Brenda: I am sure we can handle it.
Chichi: so you will be financially responsible for the wedding and even for life after the marriage? Are you sure you can handle that?
Brenda: it’s easy for you to say these things because you are now financially stable. But we all know your husband didn’t have anything when you got married.
Chichi: Yes, we had no financial plan when we got married, but our marriage, lives and even children suffered for it. That’s why I am telling you this now; you can spare yourself the heartache. You don’t want to be miserable like I was.
Brenda: your being miserable had nothing to do with money. Money can’t buy happiness.
Chichi: I agree with you. Money can’t buy happiness but poverty can’t buy it either. At least money can buy other things like shelter, paid bills, school fees for your kids. Poverty buys nothing but misery.
Brenda: We love ourselves to bits and as far as I am concerned that’s all that matters, we can conquer anything else.
Chichi: it seems I have upset you, I am sorry if I said the wrong things. Let’s talk about the wedding plans.
Brenda: I have to go now, I will call you later.