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Morning Teaser 'My husband wants to divorce me for giving him female children'

A woman is being threatened with a divorce for bearing only female children. But who is to blame?

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A sad mother and her baby play

A sad mother and her baby

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"Dear Pulse,

My name is Amaka Ogbodo and I have been married for 14 years but I have not been enjoying my marriage in the past 10 years, owing to the fact that I have five daughters for my husband, Uchendu.

When we got married, Uchendu was one loving and caring man but after our second daughter, I began to see signs of discontent on his face and that of his family.

It started when his mother came for the 'Omugwo' and was not particularly happy that it was 'just another girl' as she put it. When she was leaving, she told me that she hoped when coming for another 'Omugwo', it will be for her grandson.

But it was not to be as I gave birth to another girl a year later and all hell was on the brink of breaking lose. My husband's family came out openly to blame me for my inability to give him a son. I tried to make them understand that I only bring forth what their son deposited in me but they are so adamant that it is my fault.

My last two children were also girls and all hell was let lose as they are now accusing me of being a witch and that I must have eaten all the sons in my womb and therefore, could not give birth to one.

My husband who should understand, is adamant that I must leave his house with my 'brood' as he wants to get married to a woman who would give him an heir, telling me I want his generation to end with him.

I am at a cross road and do not know how to handle this matter as my children and myself are being treated as lepers in their father's family.

Please I need advice on what to do .


Dear readers, on Morning Teaser toady, we want you to advice Amaka on what to do in this very dicey situation.

Are female children are not as important as the males in Nigeria?»

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