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Morning Teaser 'My father wants me to marry his friend's daughter or lose my inheritance'

What would you do if your rich father gives you an ultimatum to marry his friend's daughter or lose your inheritance?

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This is one really sad man (Illustration)

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"Dear Pulse,

My name is Tunde, a 32-year-old man living and working in Lagos.

I never thought I would have cause to share my problems with the world but it has become imperative I seek for different opinions so that I would not take the wrong step.

By the special grace of God, my father is from a wealthy home, the kind people refer to as old money. But he went beyond depending on family money as he invested wisely and his business empire has grown to an enviable height.

He has his hands in very lucrative businesses like oil and gas, shipping, importation, telecommunications and the media.

I am the only son of my parents, though I have six sisters and naturally, I would be the one to take over the business empire when my father is no more.

I have been prepared for the eventual take over with quality education and having worked in every branch of my father's businesses, everyone expects me to step into his shoes.

But that is where the problem lies. I may have a lot in common with my father but when it comes to the things of love, we are different people.

I have been in love with Nike whom I met at the university about 10 years ago and we have agreed to get married but my parents and even siblings are against our relationship.

The reason is that my dad wants me to get married to the daughter of his best friend and business partner.

I know he wants to consolidate on the business front but he is asking me to sacrifice my happiness for business reasons.

I love Nike so much and Laide, the lady they want me to marry, is someone I can never be comfortable with as we are not compatible.

Now my father has given me an ultimatum: it is either I marry Laide or he will cut me out of his will.

How do I go about this delicate situation?


Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we want you to advise Tunde on what he should do to handle the situation.

Would you sacrifice true love for family inheritance?»

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