The return of my Bride Price.

Edith Ijeh
Posted January 29, 2020 from Nigeria
Me
Peace within

In 2015 I took a decision that was supposed to bring me joy but unfortunately things didn't go as planned. Abused emotionally, physically and mentally left me devastated and I gradually became an unhappy mum to my child.

A year and some mouths ago I moved back to my parents place with no job, no money and an empty heart carrying a 2 years old.

Ever since then its been a struggle to keep up but them my humanity remained intact. 

To free myself from this bondage I have to raise money to return my bride price as culture demands so I can be free from all marital bound, since I can't afford a divorce lawyer yet.

I need a 100$ to pay back and make snack for those uncles coming to get this done. This is my freedom, this is my womanhood and Sanity that I am fighting to protect and keep. This is for me, for the very first time I need this for myself. This is to show to those who expect to hear a different story on Saturday that I came through and I came out strong with the help of my sisters.

This is for my peace of mind with a promise to finish stronger 

 

 

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Endale Edith
Jan 30
Jan 30

Dear Edith,

I applaud you for your courage and strength to walk away from a union that meant no good. Very few are able to do this. I just want you to know that everything will be alright with the right mindset and of course with God on your side.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 30
Jan 30

Thanks so much my dear sister.

Endale Edith
Jan 31
Jan 31

My pleasure dear Edith

lizzymark
Jan 30
Jan 30

Dear Edith,am sorry for your pain. This is truly a difficult face but know it that it will pass and I hope it all turns out good and you get the freedom you deserve. How is your baby? Thanks for shearing

Jill Langhus
Jan 31
Jan 31

Hello Edith,

How are you? What a lovely photo:-)

Oh, dear. Really? Wow! Okay.

I hope that a sister will be able to help you, dear. I wish I could. Please keep us posted.

Many hugs. XX

Anita Shrestha
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing. Be strong, be strong in any situation, be happy in any situation.

Elizabeth Ziro
Jan 31
Jan 31

I feel you dear, I know what you are going through. Where there is will there is a way. You are just but on the right track, you left where you experienced so much pain and went back home.. kudos. How I wish I could help, I got you in my prayers Edith. Keep us posted

laison sylvie
Feb 04
Feb 04

I can relate with your story. You are so brave and deserve love and care. Thank you for standing up against the violence. Stay strong

Hello, Edith,

It is truly a betrayal when a woman commits into marriage only to be abused by her husband. You are so brave to leave that man. Yes, your dignity remains intact. Your future is better than your past, dear. We will keep cheering you on here because we believe you can reach your dreams! Thank you for sharing your story. Have a great day!