What’s My Gain In Marriage by Mariam Seme
They say life isn’t a bed of roses, so then marriage isn’t also a bed of roses. I thought women were created from the rib of men. It was supposed to be one man for a woman and a woman for a man right? I think I’m confused, maybe someone can clarify me.
I got married to this man some years back when he had nothing, he was humble as a single man. Everyone told me he doesn’t deserve me, I’m too much for him but I guess love blinded me. I don’t even know what made me love him, I mean he wasn’t rich, he wasn’t fine, I can’t really place it, but I guess we don’t choose who to love.
Marriage with him was nice at first, maybe because he had nothing. I guess what they say is true Afterall, that a poor man is a humble man. We’d bath together, he wouldn’t eat until I get back from work. He was so lovely until he started getting money. That was when he realised I’d been barren for years, that was when I became ugly to him, that was when I became a bad cook.
I thought you were supposed to remember those who were there for you when you had nothing. But his own was different. He has forgotten how I use to go from room to room to get money for us to make him happy, he has forgotten how I use to give my salary to him while he gives me any amount he wants, all because of love.
You know what they say “You’re not ugly, you’re only poor” hmm it’s true. My husband is now so handsome that all girls want to be around him. Where were those girls when he had nothing? Where were they when we were suffering?
After about six months of my emotional and marital distress, he came home one day and told me he has gotten a lady pregnant and she would bear him his heir and would be living with us from the next day, I was broken beyond words, I remembered all the advice I had overlooked, then it dawned on me, My Marriage Has No Gain.