My name is Gabriel, a 36-year-old man full of regrets in getting married to the spoilt and pampered daughter of very rich parents.
Our marriage is barely a year old but I am really fed and in normal circumstances, I could have walked out of this slavery called marriage but I had foolishly signed an agreement that if I decide to divorce my wife, she and her family would strip me of everything.
When I met Bimbo and fell in love with her, I did not think it would lead to marriage because from day one, I knew her to be a spoilt brat, arrogant, haughty and conceited.
She looked down on everybody including her friends because of her parent’s position and wealth.
I worked in a bank in town and was her account officer when she came to open an account in the bank. On her first deposit, Bimbo paid in over N5 million and I was surprised that a youth corps member could open an account with so much money.
Initially, I thought she was a runs girl who got money from politicians but along the line, I got to know that her parents were really very wealthy and as the only daughter, they pampered her to no end.
Almost every month, they would transfer lots of money into Bimbo’s account and since I was the one managing the account, I knew what came in and went out.
The only good thing about Bimbo, I must confess, is that she is very generous with what she has but she expects you to be eternally grateful to her whenever she gives you something and when we started dating, I took this trait of hers for granted and often laughed at her foible.
Little did I know that I will be at the receiving end, not just from her but her parents as well when we got married.
Our marriage was rushed when she became pregnant and her father insisted we must get married because of his position in the society.
I was initially skeptical about getting married to Bimbo but some of my friends saw that as an opportunity of a lifetime, telling me I would be set for life by getting married to her.
Our wedding turned out to be a circus of some sort as associates of Bimbo’s family tried to outdo themselves in the gifts they gave us.
The father gave us a fully furnished duplex in Lekki Phase 2, opened a fat bank account for the unborn baby, gave us two cars and so many other exotic gifts.
But after the wedding, the father me sign a document that if I should divorce his daughter, I would go the way I came in and any child the marriage produces would cease to bear my name.
That was just the beginning of my woes because my parents-in-law have turned me into a glorified houseboy. Most times, the father would just put a call that Bimbo and our son should meet him at the airport for a trip to the UK or anywhere that catches his fancy.
My wife too has made life difficult for me as she looks and talks down at me; she decides when we should make love, what I should wear if I must be seen with her in the public and treats me like she did me a favour by agreeing to marry me.
She insults at will and calls me unsavoury names even in the presence of visitors and anytime I try to be the man in the home, she would call her father and report me to her and he would threaten to have me arrested and locked up.
I have been suffering in this marriage and I wonder if there is a way out for me.
Dear readers, after going through this shocking and pathetic story on True Confession today, what do you think Gabriel should do?