Mark Owen Woyongo, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Navrongo Central, has revealed one of his best-kept secrets and regrets; slapping his wife for insubordination.
Opening up on his personal life on Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio recently, he said that his most burdensome regret is slapping the woman of his life simply because she had disrespected him in public.
The former Minister of Defence and Interior noted that after the ugly incident, he has now learnt to master and control his anger, stressing that he has never slapped anyone again even in the face of extreme provocation.
“I’ve control over my temperament now. Anytime I realize I’m becoming temperamental, I take a deep breath and I control myself,” he revealed on the show monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
He used the opportunity to caution couples against anger and violence, urging them to exhibit self-control even under provocation from their partners.
“The advice I will give to you is: when your wife provokes you, don’t react immediately. Try to control your temper. If it becomes unbearable, just step out of the house, cool down and then come back. Don’t react immediately.
Because if you have the violent type of partner and she also reacts,you can imagine the consequences. So I think that you should always have your thinking hat on so that when it becomes hot,you leave the house and come back when you cool down,” he counseled.