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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will divorce a wife who beats, disgraces them in public

72% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters say they will promptly divorce a spouse who beats and disgraces them in public.

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A confused man needs advice

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John is very worried and disgruntled with his marriage of just two years over the attitude of his wife, Aramide, whom he describes as a spoilt brat.

Aramide, according to John, is not only insulting and arrogant, she looks down on him, beats and disgraces him in public. He is fed up and does not know what to do.

Read his letter here:

"My name is John and I have been married for two years now but it seems that marriage is heading for the rocks, no thanks to my wife's attitude towards me and members of my family.

When I met Aramide, I thought I had met an angel who showed a lot of comportment, calmness and overly nice. Little did I know that deep down, she was a spoilt brat who did everything to satisfy herself without thinking about the next person.

As an only child, her parents had pampered her right from childhood and she actually grew up with that attitude, though she was able to hide her true character while we were dating.

Anytime I went to visit her, her mother regaled me with how she is a very fragile person and would not be happy if I hurt her but I had vowed never to make her unhappy.

But the indices that showed I would be in for a tough time began playing itself out immediately after our wedding as Aramide began showing traits of an authoritative personality.

She began by laying down the rules, the most important being that my relatives, especially my mother, would stay away from our house.

Her second rule was that my friends would be most unwelcome and I must let her know if anyone was coming to visit and she must approve of the person before he or she comes to visit.

I just laughed at this, believing she was just wanted us to enjoy our privacy as a newly married couple.

But another trait began playing itself out as she would fly into a temper even over the slightest issues that normally, should be laughed over. Then she went a step further by slapping me during an argument.

I was shocked at her reaction but since I have always been against anyone raising his fingers on a woman, I just walked out of the house. When I came back in the night, instead of my wife apologising for her behaviour, she berated me on why I walked out on her, how I never respected her and all that.

Her bad behaviour has continued unabated, culminating in her fighting me in public, in front of my family members and friends. I remember when she came to my office to smash the windscreen of my car and when I tried to lead her away, she slapped me as other staff members looked on in surprise.

When I report her to her mother, she would promise to talk to her but Aramide is getting worse by the day.

I can no longer take it again because of the constant embarrassment she has been giving me.


The teaser for the day was:

What would you do if your wife beats and disgraces you in public?

How Nigeria voted:

I will divorce her immediately - 72%

I will keep enduring her and talking for her to change - 22%

I will beat her silly - 8%

How will you vote here?

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