Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will forgive a mother who sleeps with an uncle

46% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters say they will forgive a mother who slept with an uncle shortly after the death of their father.

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This worried lady needs advice (Illustration)

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Jennifer is not a happy lady after she caught her mother sleeping with her uncle shortly after her father's death.

The most painful thing is that the uncle is not absolutely free from accusations of having a hand in the death of her father following a family dispute.

Read her story here:

"My name is Jennifer, a 21-year-old lady. I currently live with my elder sister because I cannot live under the same roof with my mother because of what I caught her doing.

In fact, saying what I caught mom doing is sacrilegious is just putting it mildly. How would you react if you catch your own mother sleeping with your uncle, your own father's younger brother?

I lost my father two years ago through a mysterious ailment that defied all sorts of treatment including surgery.

I remember vividly that dad's problem started when we traveled to the village for our grandfather's final burial.

After the ceremony, the family held a meeting where the issue of inheritance was raised. My father who is the eldest in the family was of the view that it was too early to share their father's property and that the others should wait but they, especially his younger brother, Uncle Meschak, was adamant that everything must be shared.

He even threatened that if my father insisted on waiting for long, he may not live to enjoy his own share of the property.

My father who was hot-tempered got angry at the way his own younger brother should challenge his authority. A fight broke out but was quickly quenched by other family members but Uncle Meschak had told my father he would see him.

True to his word, daddy got sick six months later and we took him to many hospitals but tests could not detect what was wrong with him.

We also took him to churches and in all those places, we were told the problem was a spiritual attack. We spent so much money on my father's health but he still died.

After my father's burial and mourning period, the family had a meeting and maintained that Uncle Meschak should come to Lagos and take over daddy's businesses so that they would not be mismanaged.

My elder sister and I tried to fight against this but the family insisted it was their decision especially as my father did not have a male child.

That was how Uncle Meschak came to live with us and we all minded our businesses and gave him a wide berth.

But how would I have known he and my mother were sleeping together until I came back home from school that fateful day to catch them butt naked on my dad's bed having sex.

I am still to come to terms with such sacrilege and my sister and I have decided not to have anything to do with mom again. She has been begging us, saying she did not know whether our uncle hypnotized her into sleeping with him but we have vowed never to forgive her.

Jennifer."

The teaser for the day was:

Would you forgive a mother who sleeps with your uncle?

How Nigeria voted:

Yes, I will forgive her if she is repentant - 46%

No, nothing will ever make me forgive her - 19%

It will depend on the circumstances that led her to it - 35%

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