Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will confess if their only son does not belong to the husband

Would you confess to your husband that the only son he calls his belongs to another man?

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This is one worried woman (Illustration)

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Before Vivian became born again, she was bugged down with the fact that after five girls, her husband and his family wanted to kick her out of the house because she was not able to give birth to a baby boy.

Out of desperation, she fell into temptation and slept with her work colleague and became pregnant with the son her husband so much wanted.

But now, with her new status, she is wracked by guilt and wants to confess to her husband so as to free herself from the bondage she is currently in.

Read her letter here and see how other readers voted:

"My name is Vivian and I have been married for 10 years now but there is a burden I have carried for over four years now and it is eating me deep inside, especially now that I have given my life to Christ.

I feel an impulsion to confess and divulge the secret to Tony, my husband. The fact is that our only son, after five daughters, does not belong to my husband. He is the result of a moment of madness I had when I was going through a lot of stress from his family who were bent on throwing me out of my home due to my inability to bear a male child for their son.

I got pregnant shortly after our marriage and gave birth to a baby girl, followed by four other girls and all along, Tony's parents, especially his mother, was on my neck, making life difficult for me. My mother-in-law and her two unmarried daughters insulted me at every opportunity, calling me a witch who had eaten all her male children.

Her older daughter who had been divorced over five times and had come to live with us with her seven children, on the other hand, made sure I faced her wrath on a daily basis, even transferring her hatred to my children.

It was in this state of mind that I needed a listening ear and I found one in Seb, a male colleague. Seb was always there for me and listened to my cries, consoled and comforted me every time I cry to him. I did not know how it happened but after one of such emotional breakdown, I went to Seb's house to cry on his shoulders again and before we knew it, we made love that day.

After the sex, he apologized profusely, saying he did not know what came over him but I told him he was not to blame as I actually needed the release to get back my sanity. I did not know that the stolen moment would result in a pregnancy but there it was.

I gave birth to my son, Kenechukwu, and Tony and his family were over the moon with joy. But deep down, I knew that the boy does not belong to him. Even when Kene started growing up, he clearly exhibited some characters I usually noticed in Seb. The lucky thing is that Kene takes my features and no one has even questioned why he does not look like Tony.

I have not told Seb that he is the father of my son. But now, I am being torn apart by guilt and feel like letting Tony, his family, and Seb know the secret that I have been keeping.

But won't that unsettle everyone and crash my marriage?

Vivian."

The teaser for the day was:

Would you confess to your husband that your only son does not belong to him?

How Nigeria voted:

Yes, I will confess to him to free myself of guilt - 42%

No, I will never tell him to protect the child - 58%

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