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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will tell their father if their mum is cheating

62% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are in agreement that they would tell a parent if one of them is cheating.

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62% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are in agreement that is they caught one of their parents cheating, they will tell the other parent. The response came after a reader, Sandra, caught her mother right on her father's bed having sex with another man and she is torn between telling her father or keeping the secret.

Read the letter here:

"My name is Sandra. I am 24-years-old lady and still live with my parents. While growing up, I noticed one particular pattern whenever my parents quarrelled and it was always my dad accusing mum of infidelity but as a girl, I was always quick to support mum.

But I knew that my father was never a happy man and he always told me that mother cheated on him serially but because of the kids and his position in church, he would never contemplate a divorce.

But late last year, I got to find out that what my father has been saying all along has been the truth because I caught my mother red handed with a man in her bedroom.

Dad had travelled out of the country and all there was no one in the house apart from the maid. My three older siblings are all married and I was in the university, so the coast was quite clear for her. On the day I caught her, I had come back from school without informing anyone that I was coming home.

I got to Lagos in the evening and went to see some friends. I stayed with them for a while and got home at about 9pm. I notice that something was wrong because Margaret, the maid, was not very comfortable when I asked her where mum was.

In truth, I never suspected anything, so I went straight to her room to check if she was in but on opening the door, I met the shock of my life.

A strange man was on top of my mother, having sex with her. I was so shocked that I screamed and fainted right there. When I came to, I found my mother sitting beside my bed but I told her I did not want her near me. She begged and begged but I stormed out of the house and went to spend the night with a friend.

I the morning, I went to my elder sister's place and told her what I saw but to my surprise, my sister told me she knew what mum was up to and that I should not tell dad about what I saw.

I have not been able to forgive her even though she has tried everything to make me do so; neither have I had peace in my heart as I get tempted every time to tell dad.

This secret is eating me up and I don't know what steps to take.


The teaser for the day was?

Would you tell your father that you caught your mum with another man on their matrimonial bed?

How Nigeria voted?

62% - Yes, I will tell him

20% - No, I will not tell him

19% - I will not only tell him but force him to divorce her

How would you vote?

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