One of the things that set apart Jamaican grandmothers is their relentless pursuit to furnish the younger generation with life advice. Your Jamaican granny will tell you how many years and years of experience, trials and errors she has under her belt that allow her to impart invaluable wisdom upon her children, grandchildren and just about any young person who will lend her their ears. Now, when it comes to matters of the heart, you might think, “Hey, times have changed, does granny’s advice still stand?” You decide! Here are 7 golden relationship advice that your Jamaican granny would tell you to keep your romantic relationships intact.
Tek sleep mark death
Translation: Take sleep and mark death
Within the context of an abusive relationship, your Jamaican granny is simply advising you to think twice. If it happens once, it could happen again.
Bible sehhhhh ‘don’t let the sun set on your wrath’
Translation: The Bible says, “Don’t let the sun set on your wrath.”
It basically means you shouldn’t go to sleep with unresolved issues hanging between you and your spouse. Talk it out before bedtime.
Anno every time yuh si cloud a rain
Translation: Not every time you see a cloud, rain falls
Don’t jump to conclusions. Give things time to reveal themselves. Things aren’t always what they seem
Wata know weh fi walk gah pumpkin belly
Translation: Water knows where to flow to reach the belly of the pumpkin
Your Jamaican granny warns you to be cautious with “just talking.” Nature has its plans, and accidents happen. Be responsible, my child.
Every tik have ‘im hoe a bush
Translation: Every stick has its hoe in the bushes
Your Jamaican granny is encouraging you to don’t lose hope after a breakup. There’s someone out there for everyone. Time heals all.
Anno every frock tail weh pass yuh fi follow
Translation: Not every dress hem that passes should be chased
Your Jamaican granny is advising you to be selective in your pursuit of a relationship. This is especially in cases where the person you admire is of questionable character.
Wah sweet nanny goat ago run him belly
Translation: What tastes good to a goat could upset your tummy
If you’re in a relationship that feels good now but deep down you know it’s not right, remember that what feels good in the moment can lead to discomfort and problems later on.
So, have you decided? We think your Jamaican granny always know best. It’s possible that following her warnings or advice a few times, could save you a few heartbreaks and resurrected a few relationships. Also, share these relationship nuggets with your children. They will thank you for them.
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