A WOMAN WRITES
I am writing to you in order to make someone understand that its good to appreciate our partners despite their flaws.
I am 32 years old. Me and my ex hubby dated for six years, I started dating him whilst I was in grade 12, I was 19 years old. We where best of friends, i waited until he completed college and started work, my family and his family then met, we got married and had a son. (7 years old now).
My husband was short tempered at times, but our problems started when I wanted to make him feel he can’t control me.
Every time we argue, I would pack my bags, go to my family and explain. My sisters would phone my husband and shout at him. If he is controlling
me I would always dare him that if you wish divorce me, I never wanted divorce, I just had pride and I never wanted to look a lose in his eyes. One day I pushed him so had that for the first time he beat me and lock me out side, I went to my family, my family took him to police, every time I looked like I am being abused! But to be honest, I used to abuse my husband emotionally. He was arrested and detained. I was asked by his family to withdraw the case, I felt that what I was doing is wrong.
My husband was never a violent man, he did what he did because I pushed him to the wall. Of which he openly knelt down and apologized. I withdrew the charge, and we reconciled. After three months, I packed my bags after a small issue, and he remained alone. After two days I
received a call that he is in hospital, my family told me that I shouldn’t go there because it will look like am begging him, and my sisters believed he is faking the illness. All this time, people felt sorry for me like I was the one being abused.
He spent a week in hospital, after he came out, I just received a divorce summon. I wanted to say no to divorce, but because I felt this pride, I wanted him to change his mind and beg me, I called him and say he will get the divorce because I live like am in hell. When we went to court, I wanted to make him pay, so I told the court that I needed his properties to be shared. To my surprise he openly told the court that whatever he and me acquired together should be given to me, all he wanted was divorce.
We were divorced in 2009 July.
Now, this Saturday (today) my husband is marrying, whilst l am here wasted! My family are gossiping about me, I depend on what my ex gives to my son for survival. I know I wasted my
marriage. I am here telling all wives that be careful how you get advise.
Don’t be cheated, don’t entertain family interference in your marriage my dear reader. Even my young sisters are much more respected than me. Those who encouraged me to get divorce are always teasing and
bad mouthing me. Please ladies be vigilant in your marriage.
Thought it wise to share my story to save your marriage.
There is no benefit in pride
That’s very true and sad, most marriages break down because of us women. I would say you were too young at that time and is understandable
I was the same age as you when l got married my eldest is 23yrs 5 children in total. I would say in the future Base your marriage on love and understanding with patience you can have a happy marriage.
That’s a perfect advice Nana Yaa…bless you.
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