Would you go ahead and marry a man who abuses physically?
I have to write in to seek advice from your readers because many of my friends and even family members believe I am about to make a mistake I will regret or may not even live to tell.
My name is Janet Uzomba, a 38-year-old lady living and doing business in Lagos. I have been in a relationship with this younger man, Leo, (he is 27) for the past two years and he has proposed to me. The date for the wedding has been fixed for October, though I must say I am actually the one footing the bill because he is not gainfully employed.
I wouldn't not have minded but the problem is that he has this nasty habit of beating me up at the slightest provocation.
In fact, I have lost count of the number of times Leo has beaten me, leaving me with bruises and I have been hospitalized several times on that account but I still find myself loving him more and more. He is always at his loving best after we have a fight and has promised many times he would not raise his hands at me but he breaks such vows almost immediately.
He often blames his temper on the fact that he is not gainfully employed and despite the fact that I am not complaining and have given him lots of money to set up a business, he still seems to be contented allowing me to be the breadwinner.
My parents and friends want me to break off the marriage but I love Leo so much and I am scared of losing him.
What should I do?
Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we ask: would you go ahead and marry a man who beats you up? As a man, would you allow your sister to marry a man who abuse her physically?