I met Henrietta through a cousin who was her friend. I had just come out of a terrible relationship when I met her and though I was not ready for a serious relationship then, she showed some qualities of a good woman and I began to fall in love with her.
'My wife is in the habit of beating me'
What would you do if your own wife beats you at every provocation? That is what Wilson is going through.
But one thing I noticed about her was her quick temper and got angry easily when things were not done her way. I tried severally to dissuade her from such assertiveness but all to no avail.
But the moment we got married, she changed from the nice lady I met and became something else. The first time she hit me, I had just come back from work, tired and hungry.
Before I left, I had told her to prepare soup and semovita for me but when I got back, she had made rice and when I queried her, she got angry and told me if I wanted to eat something else, I should go into the kitchen and make it myself.
I got angry and shouted at her and to my surprise, my wife stood up from where she sat and dealt me a heavy slap. I was shocked and stood there looking at her, wondering if this was the wife I got married to barely three months earlier.
I quietly left the house and went to a nearby restaurant where I ate. When I got home, instead of apologizing for what she did, Henrietta started another quarrel with me, telling me I was an ingrate who did not appreciate all that she did at home.
Since then, she has continued with her habit. She hits me at every provocation. At times, things a couple can just laugh over gets my wife angry and she would use anything at hand to hit me.
She has inflicted wounds on me on a number of occasions but I always refrain from taking any action because of our young son.
She even slapped me in the presence of my friends but I took it as a man and let it go.
It is not as if I am weak or cannot beat her but I have never raised a finger on a woman all my life.
I swear if I decide to beat her, I may end up killing her. If I beat her now, women will come out calling me all sorts of names but now that it is my wife beating me, they will still say I am not man enough to handle my home.
I am against divorce because I come from a broken home and I know the effect it had on me.
I am stuck between the devil and the deep sea and I don't know how to tame my wife.
Dear readers, Wilson is crying out for help on how to handle his wife and marriage and so far, he has been a gentleman. On Morning Teaser today, we want you to help him with advice.
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