Actress , Ayo Adesanya , has said there is nothing worth committing suicide over . She was speaking on the backdrop of growing suicide rates in the country. She told Sunday Scoop, “ Nothing in life is worth committing suicide over .
It is said that when there is life , there is hope . For most people who reached that bridge of almost taking their lives , they eventually thank God that they did not take that plunge . The only thing that is constant is change . You may not have today , but you would have tomorrow .
“ When it comes to people in unhappy marriages saying they want to commit suicide , I don ’ t subscribe to it. If you are not happy in your marriage , the best thing to do is get out of it. However , it is a bit unfortunate that these days, we are no longer as tolerant as our parents before us . Maybe because of the advent of social media , things travel so fast , and we no longer tolerate each other .
There are a lot of things that can be overlooked but these days , it doesn ’ t happen like that . Nobody wants to take the pain to be in a marriage or relationship and stick with their partner ’ s shortcomings .
“ At some point in life, I got entangled with somebody. Maybe if I had taken the warning signs seriously, I possibly would have got out of that relationship earlier . I was possibly a bit naïve because I thought the person would change . I never told my mum some things , and maybe she would have advised me properly.
Maybe a support group could have advised me that if I saw some telltale signs , I should run , or not even get into it in the first place.
“ Talking about domestic violence in marriage , it always starts with a tap . If I was experienced , I probably wouldn ’ t have got into that relationship . I tried to make it work and for 10 years , I stayed .
When I realised that it would not end well if I didn ’ t sever ties with the said person , I had to leave the relationship . I think it’ s always better to be with someone we can tolerate their shortcomings .
“ However , even with the alarming rate of divorce , there are still people who are salvaging their marriages and making it work. As long as it is not life – threatening , I believe you should still try and make it work because at the end of the day , love is all that matters. ”
Adesanya also stated that celebrities were also humans who could be depressed. She said , “ At the end of the day , an entertainer is still human . I believe depression is a point that any human being can get to in life. It depends on the way life deals with you . I think I must have been to that point sometime , but I always try not to go that deep because I ’ m a Christian . When I feel depressed, I go to church and listen to sermons and it works for me all the time . I know that once I sit in church , there will always be a message for me . ”