Men, this is what you must look for in a woman– Julie Gichuru

Julie [Photo: Instagram @juliegichuru]

Men should not feel pressured to go over and beyond their means just to please their spouses or girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. This is according to celebrated media personality Julie Gichuru

In her special message ahead of the February 14 celebration of love, Julie advised men who feel pressured to take a step back and rethink their choices.

“To my sons,” she posted on social media, “There is no need to feel pressure to deliver what is beyond your means or even simply imprudent or impractical. One rose and your time is more than enough and any woman worth her salt would get it. If you feel pressured to live beyond your means maybe you need to look for the woman who will be your friend, partner and equal. Give love, respect and attention every day, that is the true gift,” part of her post read.

The ex-Citizen TV news anchor, at the same time, advised women to turn the love tables at least for the day - February 14.

“To my daughters, there is nothing more empowering than deciding to break the mould and take control. Get him a rose. Give him a gift. Take the driver’s seat and spoil him if you can. A woman must know that she needs nothing from any external forces other than God. She must know that she can handle her business. She, therefore, needs no man but is able to choose her partner - her homie/lover/friend. That is powerful. Be that woman. Be different.”

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Julie [Photo: Instagram @juliegichuru]

The 46-year-old added that she understands many people are facing tough economic times and that a simple gesture love will go a long way to make the Valentines’ Day special.

“Do it your way, No pressure. Hii mwaka haitaki makasiriko,” she posted.

She, a week ago, expressed her gratitude to her children who had ganged up with their friends to gift her a piece of 'priceless' jewellery.

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According to Julie, it was the sweetest and most thoughtful gesture after spending a few days on business trips.

“Got home yesterday to an atmosphere of conspiratorial excitement, and big hugs from my little one and his friends. ‘Mum! Close your eyes!’ they yelled. I followed instructions and they took my hands and led me forward. ‘Open them now!’ Laughing and wondering what was going on I did as I was told. In front of me was a large cushion with a note and a small package on it. ‘Read the note first!’, they yelled, happy and excited,” she narrated.

She went on to disclose that the gift was way more precious to her than any jewel could ever be.

“In a state of pleasant surprise, I opened the note and read it. It was a thank you message. I was so touched. ‘Now open the package!’ I did. It had these lovely earrings. So very pretty and more precious to me than any jewels ever could be! Wow. I am so thankful,” she posted.

The celebrated media personality is married to Anthony Gichuru, a practising pilot and entrepreneur.  They have five children together.

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