Celebrated author, singer and public speaker, Michelle McKinney Hammond has sent a strong caution to ladies who prefer to wait for a man to do everything for them.
Appearing on the most influential celebrity and lifestyle show in Ghana, Celebrity Fanzone on Viasat1 last Saturday, the best-selling author insisted that not everybody will get married basing her argument purely on statistics and advised ladies to do something worthwhile with their lives while waiting to be married.
“This may sound unchristian but everybody is not getting married,” Ms. Hammond stated.
“Some people will die without ever getting married and will have a fantastic life. Statistically, that’s a fact. My aunt got married for the first time at the age of 63 and we had to talk her into it. She was having a great life,” she argued. Michelle Hammond also rejected the widely held perception that that an unmarried woman is an incomplete woman.
“Single people sometimes invite the criticisms because they are projecting that their life is incomplete without a person and when you see someone living life to the full, it really doesn’t make room to interject that something is missing from their lives,” she maintained.
Challenging the conventional practice of waiting for the man to marry a woman and then take care of her, Michelle encouraged women to also better themselves in order to bring something to their relationships.
“I think we need to attract what we want in life by being what we want to attract. A lot of women spend a lot of time waiting for a man to come into their lives and buy everything for them and be a sugar daddy…and it’s like ‘what are you bringing to the party?’ What are you doing? Set some standard. Get some stuff of your own. Don’t be a victim waiting for someone to take care of you,” she advised.
Michelle has authored over 40 books (selling over two million copies worldwide), including best-selling titles The Diva Principle, Sassy, Single and Satisfied, 101 Ways to Get and Keep His Attention.