Heart to Heart

When World Cup happens at home…

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By Paul Adude

Posted  Sunday, June 29  2014 at  01:00

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HOME MAKER OR BREAKER? The World Cup season has brought with it mixed feelings for couples. Paul Adude sounded out a few on what it is like.

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Two weeks into the World Cup, relationships have come under scrutiny. The competition which has some matches kicking off as late as 1am is surely to be reason for arguments between couples for the next few weeks.

Bedroom matters are bound to be left unattended, resulting in women finding willing associates who can satisfy their desires after all, husband is preoccupied shouting, “Ronaldo abasaaze” (Ronaldo dribbles) at 4am.

We take a look at the competition and views from people on how they have juggled watching the World Cup and kept the flame burning in their love lives.
Phoebe Nassanga, a sales executive, says, “I have no problem with my husband going out to watch the matches, after all he also does not have issues when I go out with my girlfriends.”

This is rare of the attention-seeking folks but it seems this particular couple agrees to reciprocate hanging out turns. Who would not want to be in her company?
Then, there is that couple which supports the same team in World Cup. Derrick Nkwanga, a businessman, is grateful to the World Cup season and the fact that it shows in the comfort of their home. He says it has made him closer to his wife and he has experienced a bit more intimacy in the equation. “We both support Netherlands, watch the game together and we always interact as we cuddle on the couch.”

Amos Lutaaya, a boda boda rider is happy that his wife is understanding in this football craze. “As long as I explain myself to my wife before going for a match of the night, she has no qualm with me going out to watch with my friends. And sometimes, we even go together to watch,” he says.

Though a good number of people seem okay with it, a cross section of the women are seemingly not pleased with the fact that their men refuse to watch the matches from home and prefer to go to bars and other hangouts with friends.

Mama Hope, a shopkeeper, says, “I hate it when he knocks the door in the wee hours of the morning to open for him. It feels enslaving and the head of the house is not exemplary to our little ones.”

Grace Nalubega, a banker and mother of two says, “I hate staying up till late as I wait for my husband to come back because I fear for his life and I wonder why men just can’t watch the games from home?”
“As if that is not enough, he comes back very drunk and we cannot seem to hold a sober conversation or do away with arguments.”

Justine Nakabito, a hairdresser seems an unhappy woman. “My husband is an ardent football fan who will do anything to support his team-which by the way Iost and he became a monster henceforth,” she laments. Nakabito took a break from her marital home until the end of this World Cup season.

“I cannot take the madness that comes with football. I rather stay calm at my parents’ home than stay with the fanatic who imposes his playground rules,” she explains.
Bottom-line, it is about whether the couple loves football or supports the same team to enjoy this season. Those who cannot stand it shall swallow their pill and stay put.