Media personality Julie Gichuru has advised women against mounting pressure on their spouses to spend beyond their means this Valentine’s Day.
Taking to her Instagram page on Wednesday, February 12, Gichuru said she understands many people are facing tough economic times and that a simple gesture love will go a long way to make the Valentines’ Day special.
The ex-Citizen Television news anchor further advised women to turn the love tables at least for the day — February 14 — and treat their spouses to romantic dates, among other gestures.
Below is Julie Gichuru’s post:
”A Valentine message to my sons,
“There is no need to feel pressure to deliver what is beyond your means or even simply imprudent or impartial. One rose and your time is more than enough and any woman worth her salt would get it.
“If you feel pressured to live beyond your means maybe you need to look for the woman who will be your friend, partner and equal. Give love, respect and attention every day, that is the true gift.
“To my daughters,
“There is nothing empowering than deciding to break the mold and take control. Get him a rose. Give him a gift. Take the driver’s seat and spoil him if you can.
“A woman must know that she needs nothing from any external forces other than God. She must know that she can handle her business. She therefore needs no man, but is able to choose her partner-her homie/lover/friend.
“That is powerful. Be that woman, be different. Do it your way. No pressure. Hii mwaka haitaki makasiriko.”