March 25, 2019

True Confession: ‘Help: I have lost my husband to his mother’

True Confession: ‘Help: I have lost my husband to his mother’

“Dear Editor,

My name is Amara and I have been married for four years now with a daughter but I can’t continue again because I have lost my husband to his mother.

My husband Don, is an only son and as such, is very close to his mother but her interference in our marriage has taken a toll on me and I know I can’t cope any longer.

Since I got married to her son, I have not enjoyed a single day of marriage because she is always picking holes in anything I do, always telling me how to run my home and how to treat her son.

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While we were dating, I noticed that Don never did anything without his mother’s approval as he would always call her to take permission and even when he proposed to me, she had to give him the go ahead.

I thought that once we were married, he would get off his mother’s apron strings but how wrong I was because it has even become worse.

From the first day she met me, Don’s mother pointed out that he was her life and blood and any woman he gets married to must be someone she approves of, so I was quite happy that she accepted me.

But shortly after our marriage, I knew I was in trouble because she insisted we live in the family’s palatial home in Ikoyi. At first, I tried to protest but since mummy had decreed, my husband had no say in it.

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My husband seemed to like the arrangement because anything I did was compared to what his mother would do better and must meet her standards.

She then stopped me from cooking and after a while, my husband spent more and more time in her wing and I was relegated to the background.

The last straw was when my mother-in-law told me categorically that I had to leave her son because I was never good enough for him and my husband could not even put up a defense for me, instead, he says mummy will decide my fate.


Dear readers, on True Confession today, we want to advise Amara on what she should do with the situation she has found herself in.

What would you do if your mother-in-law is making life difficult for you?

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Isaac Dachen is the Editor-In-Chief at Sabinews. He is a graduate of English and Public Relations. A social critic and political analyst, he is also a big, big Arsenal fan.
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