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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers advise Jade to handle her situation in peace

43% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters say they would live amicably with a situation where their husbands got their maid pregnant.

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Jade, a 28-year-old married woman got her fingers burnt when she left most of her responsibilities to her housemaid, not knowing that her husband saw her more than a help.

She only knew that a lot of water had gown down the drain when the girl, Modupe got pregnant and confessed that her husband, Chuka, was responsible for it.

To worsen the matter, Chuka has insisted that Modupe keeps the baby and is bent on her living with them in the same house.

Read her story here:

“My name is Jade, a 28-year-old married woman with a kid. I have been married to Chuka for four years now but at the moment, all I have in my mind is how to make him suffer for what he did to me.

I will not say I am a perfect woman but I have been a good wife to my husband, at least I have not shirked in my responsibilities. So I wonder where I went wrong for him to behave in such manner.

As a career woman, I realized it would be practically impossible to always be at home to prepare my husband’s meals, so with his agreement, I employed a maid to help with the cooking and taking care of the house and our baby.

Chuka had made it clear that since wanted to employ a maid, I would be the one paying her and I have been taking care of that all alone.

So I went ahead to get Modupe, a 19-year-old girl who has been very helpful around the house, preparing the meals whenever I was not around and taking care of our child.

I must confess here that I must have gotten careless because I practically depended so much on Modupe because she did almost all the cooking even when I was at home.

The first sign that I was courting trouble was when Chuka started buying things for Modupe whenever he was out of town. I once saw a set of sexy lingerie he bought for her and when I questioned him, he said he did not see anything wrong in that as he saw her as a member of the family.

There were times my three-year-old daughter would tell me that her daddy took her and Modupe to the eatery and bought them snacks but I did not see anything into it till I noticed Modupe become fatter, lazy and dull.

At first, I thought she had malaria and bought her drugs but when the symptoms persisted, I took her for a medical check-up and the result came out that she was three months pregnant.

I tried all I could to get her to tell me who was responsible but she refused and when I told my husband, he just said I should leave her alone and that at the right time, she would open up.

However, he insisted that I should not send her packing. The truth was laid bare when I invited the woman who introduced Modupe to me and in the presence of my husband, she confessed that he was the one who got her pregnant.

I expected Chuka to profess his innocence but he accepted responsibility for the pregnancy and insisted that Modupe must keep the baby.

I went mad and after raving for days, I packed out of our house to my sister’s place hoping my husband would come to his senses but he has kept to his words.

I am not contemplating leaving my husband either would I want to live in the same house with my maid as my rival but I am really hoping to punish Chuka for what he did but I am not sure what punishment would be adequate for him.


The teaser for the day was:

What would you do if your husband should get your maid pregnant?

How Nigeria voted:

I will divorce him immediately - 24%

I will send the maid packing immediately -15%

I will insist on the maid aborting the baby - 18%

I will live with the situation amicably - 43%

How would you vote in this case?

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