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Morning Teaser 'I have been raising other people's children'

If after 15 years of marriage and three children, you found that the kids are not yours but belong to other men, what would be your reaction?

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"Dear Pulse,

My name is Celestine and I have been married to Harriet for 15 years now with three children that I have just realised are not mine.

Never in my wildest dream did I ever envisage that I will be raising and loving children that belong to other men and my wife hid all of these from me.

When I got married to Harriet, I envisaged a very happy home with at least three children and after the first five years without a child, we became worried and underwent several tests to ascertain what the problem was but the different doctors we met assured us that everything would be alright as we should just be patient.

So when Harriet got pregnant in the seventh year of our marriage, we were over the moon with joy as we prepared for parenthood. She gave birth to our first child, a boy, and within the space of four years, we had two more kids, a girl and another boy.

We decided to stop at that and give the kids our best. I made sure they attended the best schools in town, took them on holidays abroad and made sure they enjoyed what I could not enjoy as a kid.

But now, that joy was truncated suddenly when a man appeared from no where and claimed that my first son belonged to him. I was mad with rage and descended on the man so bad that neighbours had to call in the police.

When we got to the station, the police advised we go for a DNA test which we did and lo and behold, it was proven that I was not the biological father of the child.

While still in that state of shock, my doctor suggested we also conduct tests for the two other children and the result was also the same, meaning I was taking care of other men's children.

That was when Harriet confessed that when I could not get her pregnant all those years, she resorted to sleeping with other men and actually got impregnated those three times by them.

If not for the doctor, maybe she would have been rushed to the mortuary at the hospital. But my lawyers have told me they could put up a good fight for me to keep the kids but even at that, how would I live with the idea that they do not belong to me?

What if the men also get good lawyers and the kids are taken away from me? I love them so much and can't live without them

Can someone tell me what to do?


Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we want you to advice Celestine on what to do.

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