My name is Oluoma, a 38-year-old very worried and troubled married woman. I have been married for 15 years now without a child of my own, a situation that has turned me into a laughing stock especially from my husband’s family.
My mother-in-law, in particular, has made life a hell for me because of my childlessness. There is nothing she has not done to send me out of her son’s house so he can marry a woman who will give him children.
There is no name she has not called me and if not for my husband who has continued to stand firm, my marriage would have been history by now.
When I got married to my husband, I was never a spoilt woman as he was the first and only man to sleep with me. So accusations that I must have killed all my children through abortion as a young woman, according to her, are just baseless.
Another accusation that I always find funny whenever she brings them up is that I am a witch who had eaten all my children through witchcraft.
My husband has been wonderful as he has stood by me all these years despite all his mother has done to get him to marry another wife.
In our quest for a fruit of the womb, we have gone to so many places including hospitals, spiritualists, pastors and even herbalist, all to no avail.
All they do is to keep assuring me that no matter how long it takes, God will bless me with my own baby but I am not getting younger.
With the pressure on me from my mother-in-law, I get tempted to commit suicide at times.
No one can even begin to imagine the insults, embarrassment, abuses and disgrace she has put me through even in the marketplace.
In her bid to get me to leave her son’s house, my mother-in-law once fought me in the church and stripped me naked.
I don’t know how I have offended God to allow me to go through this kind of life.
Dear readers, after going through Oluoma’s pathetic story on True Confession today, what do you think she should do in the situation she has found herself?