I am thankful to my mother who stood by me through thick and thin, most importantly I am thankful to the man whose heartless actions towards me motivates me to become who I am today.

Aise Jisimah
Posted October 13, 2017 from Nigeria

I am very thankful to my ever supporting mother, my strength and my everything. My mother stood by me when almost everyone was against me when I got married 2011. For some reason my family never like the man I got married to, even my mum never liked him. But because she is my mother, she stood by me through thick and thin. Sometimes she cried and prayed throughout the night for my sake, even when the marriage never worked she was still there for me. I will forever be grateful for her unending love. Secondly, I am thankful to the man I got married to, whose heartless and inhumane attitude towards me shaped and motivated me to be who I am today. He physically and verbally abused me, he keeps telling me how I will end my life wretched, he keeps calling me a poorper, he keep feeling as if wealth and riches start and end with him. I took every insults, I endured every pain and hardship. Knowing fully well that I can only endure this for a while. When I could not endure anymore, I seek for a divorce. He took me to court , he used money and connection to forcefully take my only 2 years + daughter from me. People laughed and gossip about me, but I had to stay strong. I decided to change my life for the better, i got motivated I worked hard. Today I am doing well, I owned my business and I am supporting victims of domestic violence, I am fighting for the right of women and children in my community. This 2 people I will forever be grateful to.

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Jennifer Flaman
Oct 14, 2017
Oct 14, 2017

Unbelievable....I am so sorry about your situation.... and so impressed with how your mother and your fortitude has got your through this situation.  We never know the depths of our strengths until we are truly tested.  Thank you so much for sharing your story and your victory!

Aise Jisimah
Oct 14, 2017
Oct 14, 2017

Thank you my love, I am grateful.....! Come here give me a hug.

Hannah B
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017

Aise, thank you for sharing your story!  Wow, you have endured many unjust and horrible things - no one deserves to be treated as you have.  I am glad to hear that you have found safety for yourself, and I truly hope you find support and inspiration on World Pulse!

Aise Jisimah
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017

Thank you dear Hanna for your kind words, I am grateful. Surely world pulse is a place to be, I have found so much motivations and inspiration here. Thank u.

maeann
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 20, 2017

Helo Aise Jisimah.  Thank you for sharing your story.  In life, there are people came to our lives as part of our development... to make us strong and to be a better person, I read that in your story.  Thank you.

Aise Jisimah
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 20, 2017

Thank you dear, yeah sure.

Hina Bhagat
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017

Hello Aise Jisimah!

I really like your strength :) am glad to know about your struggle maam, it's very amazing to know that you are an Advocate because am also wanted to be an Advocate.!! so, you are role model for me :)