All hell broke loose recently when it was reported that a man who lives in Lekki, stabbed his wife to death, and also committed suicide, right afterwards. Why? He found out one of his children wasn’t his after running a DNA test.
Before ending her life, he tied her to a chair and uprooted her braids with a plier, then he stabbed her multiple times, before ending his own life as life with a poisonous substance.
Though this is not the worst thing to happen, it is certainly no less of a dastardly evil act. Apparently, the children will be left orphans, and that is a lesser severe clause than knowing that their father killed their mother, before ending his own life as well.
This question is for the men; What would you do if you found out your children aren’t biologically yours?
Marriage these days is a different ball game. The new Millenium definitely came with a few changes to this thing called marriage, and a lot of people are rewriting their destinies, playing by these rules. The rate of depression, suicide, and other psychological issues has been on the rise in recent times and it has been revealed that people aren’t truly happy these days. Could technology and social media have had a hand in this?
The truth of the matter is, no one can fairly judge a matter without being involved directly, the closest to him will still be a guess. For the man who killed his wife, he could have underlying psychological issues, which were probably ignored, and the news of the paternity test, only helped to trigger his fears.
Be that as it may, there are still a number of such cases, and interestingly many of these cases have not been revealed, since paternity test, is not something you do out of the blues like a genotype test. A lot of ladies have had to carry this secret all their lives, with no one to tell, for the sake of preserving their marriages.
There are many reasons a woman might get pregnant from an illicit affair and then push the paternity on her unsuspecting husband. It could have been a one-off situation, and putting an end to the baby’s life certainly not an option. Regardless, this is one of the reasons why marriage is being held as a sanctuary.
However, it is hard to maintain sanity and make a good decision, when it comes to this aspect of life, most especially in the African culture where marriage is seen as an achievement for both the man and the woman, but especially the woman. This pressure, singlehandedly pushes individuals to make bad choices, which in the long run, they might end up regretting.
There are so many marriages that shouldn’t have gone down, but for the societal pressure, and some of the results are what is being seen and heard, including atrocities you never knew could exist. As a man, there are other ways to handle this sort of situation, but first and foremost, wisdom, shouldn’t be left behind in what decision you make concerning this.
No matter what you do, remember that the outcome is in your hands, and whatever you do, would determine the future of your marital bliss, going forward.
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