According to the Kikuyu traditions, marriage is a rite of passage ordained by God (Ngai). The first parents of the Kikuyu community, Gikuyu and Mumbi, set the precedence for successful marriages. Though marriages sometimes face various challenges that may lead to breakups, divorce is highly discouraged by the Kikuyu Council of Elders and the community as a whole. 

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If you marry a Kikuyu woman, there are certain things you will need to consider in order to keep your marriage strong and healthy.

1. Trust

Trust is one of the strongest pillars of any marriage. To keep your Kikuyu wife happy, she will need to trust you with all aspects of her life including physically, financially, emotionally and sexually. This will ensure the marriage thrives without interference.

2. Time

Kikuyu men are known for their business-oriented character.  Focusing too much on your work will lead to spending less time with your family. It is important to spend quality time with your wife, as this will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Your feelings are likely to fade away if you fail to spend time together.

 3. Commitment

For your marriage to work, you need to keep your vow of standing by each other through thick and thin. The commitment will see you stick it through no matter the challenges you go through.

4. Respect

Just like all women, Kikuyu women also deserve much respect. Respecting your woman and embracing her unique traits will have her feeling honoured and ready to make sacrifices for the sake of the marriage.

5. Communication 

A marriage where partners don't communicate openly is doomed to fail. Honest, open and kind communication provides better understanding between partners. It becomes easy to know where your partner stands and helps you avoid any potentially disruptive issue.

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