Media personality-cum-life coach Muthoni Mukiri has advised women in the dating pool to be financially independent saying their finances are not their boyfriend's obligation.
According to Muthoni, the concept of asking your boyfriend for money may reveal a feeling of entitlement and highly unreasonable expectations.
The mother of one also noted that, in some of these cases where women start thinking the moment a guy becomes their boyfriend, his money becomes theirs, ladies end up feeling dissapointed and it could also set them up for mistreatment.
"The problem is not you asking him, the problem is you feeling entitled. The problem is thinking he owes you money. It is not his role to take care of you financially unless he actually wants to or volunteers to
it is not his primary work," she said.
"If a man is giving you everything they can also start treating you very badly since he thinks he is giving you something you cannot give to yourself."
She advised that if one wishes for their partner to spoil them or support their financial needs, they should approach them without feeling entitled.
"You can approach him as you would a friend without entitlement. We all need support from time to time and it’s okay to ask for support but just know entitlement and unrealistic expectations are what will disappoint you," she noted.
The same however applies for both genders.
Muthoni Mukiri was answering a question by a netizen seeking to learn how to borrow money from their lovers.