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Morning Teaser 'My mother-in-law pushed me into the arms of another man'

Maggie is pregnant after 10 years of marriage, something her husband and his family has always wanted. But the child does not belong to Bryan.

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"Dear Pulse,

My name is Maggie, a 32-year-old married woman. I have been married for 10 years now with no child, a situation that has made my life a living hell every day.

My mother-in-law and my husband's sisters had tormented my life for the past 10 years and at times, I felt like committing suicide, especially when my husband, Bryan looked on without coming to my aid.

In fact, most times, Bryan took sides with his family to maltreat me with all of them blaming our inability to have a child on me as if I am God or I would put the baby in my womb. All tests I took proved that there was nothing wrong with me and that I was fertile enough to have my own children.

I know the number of nights I have cried and begged God to take my life because of what they made me go through. Do I begin to recall the insults I have received from my mother-in-law, the name calling, the abuses and the slaps I have gotten from her?

What of the insults she has heaped on my family, calling my mother a witch and branding every member of my family as good for nothing low-lives?

What of times she spat on my face, poured water on me, called me a barren woman who only ate her son's food and money without giving him a child?

No one laid a blame on Bryan and all my efforts to get him to go for a test proved abortive as he kept saying he was man enough and that my inability to have a child was because I had destroyed my womb with abortions before we got married?

The trauma was getting too much when a close friend advised I date another man and see if the problem was really from me or from Bryan.

I was past caring now and I threw all caution to the wind and decided to take my friend's advice. She linked me up with Nathan and we started dating secretly.

It was then no surprise that six months into the affair, I became pregnant. When I told Bryan that I was pregnant, he was not enthralled at first but when I showed him the test result, he went about pumping his chest, calling himself a man and a father to be.

He told his mother and sisters and they all came over to congratulate me, forgetting all they made me go through. They have been treating me like a queen these days, falling over themselves to make me feel comfortable.

But I have a surprise for them. I have not told Nathan that he is the father of my baby yet. My friend says I should not let Nathan know and should cut off the relationship as I have gotten what I wanted.

But I plan to punish Bryan and his family by declaring that he is not the one responsible for my pregnancy. But before I do that, I plan to be far away from them.

I can take care of my baby when he is born even without a father. What do you think?


Dear readers, Maggie is really on a vengeful mission and the pains she went through is fuelling her anger. But on Morning Teaser today, do you think she should go about it the way she has planned it?

What advice do you have for Maggie?»

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