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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will divorce a wife caught cheating

Reacting to Patrick's predicament after his wife was caught sleeping with another woman's husband, 45% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters say they will not hesitate to divorce such a woman.

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Patrick had always suspected that his wife, Blessing, was cheating on him but since he had never caught her himself, he gave her the benefit of the doubt.

But his world was torn apart the day his landlord called him from his shop, telling him to hurry home. When he got home, he found out that Blessing had been caught red-handed sleeping with a tenant's husband.

Read Patrick's story here:

"My name is Patrick, a 39-year-old businessman living in Lagos. I have been married for 10 years now and my wife, Blessing, and I have four children but I want to send her out my house for causing me so much embarrassment, disgrace, and mental torture.

In the past, I have had cause to suspect my wife of infidelity though I had never caught her red handed. Some of my friends and even her sister had told me that they saw her with other men but since I had not caught her myself, I always gave her the benefit of the doubt.

But last month, her secret was blown open when she was caught having sex with a fellow tenant by the man's wife.

On the day it happened, she had told me she was down with fever and could not go to her shop. I took the children to their lesson since it was the holiday period and left for my business. But around 10am, my landlord called me, telling me to come home immediately.

I did not know why he wanted me to come home because I was not owing him any rent, but I had to hurry home, especially when he refused to tell me the reason for the call.

My initial thought was that Blessing may have developed some complications and was rushed to the hospital.

So I got into my car and drove at breakneck speed to the house. As I tried to enter the gate to the compound, I noticed many people inside, all shouting at the top of their voices. My fear increased on seeing the crowd, praying that nothing should happen to my wife.

But on alighting from the car, I met the most agonizing sight when I saw my wife and the male tenant naked in the midst of the excited crowd. I made my way into the crowd and asked what happened and was told that my wife was caught having sex with the man by his wife.

They were herded out of naked and paraded in public. It was as if the ground should open and swallow me. I covered my face in shame and begged the people to let her go.

In her shameful nakedness, I took her home but I still could not believe she could do such a thing to me after all the love I showed her.

Since the incident, she has been pleading that I forgive her; even our family and church members have been pleading on her behalf but I don't think I can live with her any longer.

What should I do?


The teaser for the day was:

What would you do if your wife is caught having sex with another man?

How Nigeria voted:

That will be the end of the marriage - 45%

I will forgive her for the sake of the children - 36%

I will just pack out of the house - 7%

I will never forgive her - 12%

How would you vote in this poll?

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