Why Rita Dominic called off her engagement
The expectations of the society from women tend to always put them under the pressure of getting married at a particular age bracket but not for actress Rita Dominic, who plans to get hitched at her own time; whenever she finds true love.
In a television interview, the Imo State born movie star, expressed that she cannot be influenced by the culture but will wait for the man of her dreams.
“I will marry the man of my dreams and not the man society dreams for me. Society feels that there is something wrong with you if you’re a certain age and you’re not married.
But what if it’s the society that something is wrong with for thinking that way, for forcing someone to do what they don’t want to do or forcing them to do what they want to do but in their (society’s) own time?”, she asked rhetorically.
Reflecting on an old romance which almost led them to the altar, Ms Dominic believes the signs are always there to know if a relationship would work or not.
“I almost married someone. We were there. We were at that point. It didn’t work out and I’m happy it didn’t work out because I saw the signs.
You know how you see the signs and you just ignore it hoping the person will change. Look, a grown man and a grown woman cannot change.
They can find a way to live with each other and respect each other’s feelings, but to change a grown person is difficult,” she said.