New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Poor Men and Lonely Wealthy Women

I see so many lonely women out here in the world today. Of course, there are lonely guys as well. But, in my opinion men react and respond differently to their problems.

We almost never actually admit that we are alone, except when our self-esteem is compromised. We just go with the flow. But for women, it is a totally different story.

"I am so alone," was what she would say. I hear this all the time from the opposite sex. Why is this so in the modern-day world? Are we men not doing our jobs?

This brings me to the recent lonely end of soul-siren Whitney Houston and UK Amy Winehouse in 2011 respectively, whose public battles with drugs and alcohol often overshadowed their music success. May their musical souls rest in peace!

These are glaring examples of lonely women. It is an open secret that Whitney had been a 'druggy' for years, which had become more pronounced after her tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, whom she divorced before her death.

Rumours had it that Amy was killed by lack of love, not a drug addiction. I think this is probably true. Another example is that of Lady Gaga, who recently admitted in an interview, "Yes I'm lonely, but I'm married to my loneliness."

It is quite interesting to know so much about her. She has said loneliness is the only thing she loves the most. Nevertheless, I wish her good luck!

Now, you may wonder what the situation is Namibia? One of the most well-known examples of this 'loneliness phenomenon' is the infamous middle finger gesture employed by a well-known personality in Namibia's showbiz last year.

Was that a sign of loneliness? Well, without risking my poor miserable life I'll leave that to the reader to figure out. Today, with the advent of equal opportunities and interventions, our ladies in the 'Land of the Brave' have made great strides in business, politics, TIPEEG, BEE, Namdeb, highly skilled professions and the list goes on, which makes them wealthy but 'lonely.'

You will agree with me that successful women are multiplying in Namibia, but sadly, success has been unsettling for some as they are struggling to keep their 'unemployed' boyfriends or husbands, who feel that they can't compromise on their self-esteem and would leave relationships in which they can't cope with the rich lifestyle of their girlfriends or women - and therefore rendering many women lonely. I know many of them.

Rich women have difficulties managing fulfilling relationships and therefore end up being lonely.

My advice to these lonely Eves is simple; do not pride yourself in intimidation, aggression and power. No man will accept to be controlled by a wife just because he is poor.

Instead, a rich wife must remain strong but be humble and respect her husband to make him stronger. No matter how much wealth a woman can attain, she will still long for a person she can share her life with; not to mention her wealth with. Although money can be friendly, rich women still need someone who will be there for them and just simply love them.

We do not want a Whitney or Amy Winehouse situation to play off in our country or do we?.

Until then, Eewa!

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