Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they would divorce a spouse who looks down on them

60% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters say they will walk out of a marriage is the spouse abuses them.

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A really sad husband

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A Pulse reader, Joseph Edu, sent in this letter narrating his pain in his marriage that is barely a year old.

"My name is Joseph Edu. I got married six months ago but since then, my life has never been the same, due to the simple fact that the woman I got married to has turned out to be my worst nightmare.

When I met Anita, she was such a loving and understanding woman and though she is three years older than I am, she was so submissive and ready to adhere to anything I said.

She is from a wealthy background and in truth, her family sponsored our wedding, though I did not support the idea in the first place but they were so nice I thought they were just helping us achieve our dreams.

Little did I know that I was mortgaging my peace of mind. As a wedding gift, her father presented us with the keys to a duplex in an exclusive part of Lagos but barely had we settled in as a man and wife when things started going awry.

For one, Anita, her mother and siblings made sure I knew my position in the house. I had to take permission to do anything and anytime I came back late from work, my wife would insult the life out of me. At a point, she banned me from using her car, her food and most annoyingly, she decided when I should sleep in the master bedroom and when to have sex.

It got to a point one day when her mother told me I was a useless gold digger who wanted to reap from where I did not sow. The day I got angry and slapped Anita after she insulted my family, she called in thugs and they beat the living daylights out of me.

She has threatened to have me killed if I ever leave her but I am living in bondage."

The teaser for the day was:

What would you do if your spouse is abusive?

How Nigeria voted:

60% - I will divorce him/her immediately

33% - I will pray for God to change him/her

7% - I will stick with the marriage

How would you vote?

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