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Morning Teaser 'My mother-in-law is giving me hell because of my barrenness'

What should a woman do if her husband's family is making her life a living hell?

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A really sad and depressed woman

(Black African)

"Dear Pulse,

My name is Chidinma Okafor. I am 43-years-old and have been married for over 20 years now without a child of my own, a situation that has turned me into a laughing stock especially from my husband's family who have made life difficult for me.

When I got married to my husband, I was never a spoilt woman as he was the first and only man to sleep with me. So accusations that I must have killed all my children through abortion as a young woman are just baseless.

My husband has been wonderful as he has stood by me all these years despite all his mother has done to get him to marry another wife.

In our quest for a fruit of the womb, we have gone to so many places including doctors, spiritualists, pastors and even herbalist all to no avail. The assurance I keep getting from men of God is that no matter how long it takes, God will bless me with my own baby but I am not getting younger and with the pressure on me from my mother-in-law, I am tempted at times to commit suicide.

No one can even begin to imagine the insults, embarrassment, abuses and disgrace she has put me through even in the market place. In her bid to get me to leave her son's house, my mother-in-law once fought me in the church and stripped me naked.

I don't know how I have offended God to allow me go through this kind of life.



Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we want you to advice Chidinma on what she should do.

What should a barren woman do to get a child?»

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