A woman has revealed how her bride price has turned her husband against her family.
She disclosed that her husband, who earns N70, 000 per month, has insisted that her family have collected all their entitlements from him, after asking him to pay N580,000 as bride price when they got married eight months ago.
According to Twitter user, @SmartAtuadi, who shared the story, trouble started when the man’s brother-in-law wanted to get married, and was asked by his father-in-law to contribute N120, 000 to support the wedding.
The man got infuriated by his father-in-law’s demand, and reminded his wife of the decision he took after their wedding, never to help his in-laws, after they made him spend more than N500,000 for his marriage list.
It was said that the development has almost tore the new family apart. The woman is now soliciting advice on what to do.
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“I got married 8months ago, my hubby earns 70k monthly while I am yet to get a job, during our wedding ceremony, hubby spent about 580k on the list given to him for the trad wedding, I persuaded my parents to reduce the list but they said it is a must and a tradition.
“He was able to raise the money as I wasnt working and I couldn’t help financially. After marriage I suggested that he should be sending something monthly to my parent as he do send to his parent too, but to my surprise the reply he gave me was that he didn’t owe my parent anything…
“…that they have collected all they are entitled to from him, initially I was not angry about that until my younger brother wanted to get married and his bride family gave him list of things for the traditional wedding which is amounted to 400k.
“……this got me angry and I told him that he is not responsible. Ever since then we have been living like strangers in the house, he doesn’t talk to me, he has just been keeping to himself, and I have never seen him this way before not even in our 2yrs of courting.
“Please our mummies and daddies kindly advise me on what to do to savor the situation, I am in between my husband and my family.”