My name is Michael, a 43-year-old married man with three children but my wife, Esther, is making life difficult for me because she earns more money than I do.
I work with an FCMG as a store officer but the salary is nothing to write home about.
It’s not as if things have always been this way for me because I had a very good job with a bank before I was laid off and I had to look for another job to make ends meet.
I have been able to take care of my family with the salary and the little I make from some businesses here and there.
But that was before Esther got a job with an oil servicing company with a very fat salary and mouth-watering perks of office.
Initially, I was happy that my wife got a better job and felicitated with her but I did not know that I had rejoiced too soon as unfolding events proved later.
We had to move to the new duplex that given to my wife by the company and that, I thought, would save us from house rents.
The first thing Esther did was to change our children’s school and registered them in a very expensive private school. When I tried to resist, she argued that with our new status, our children deserve to be in the best schools.
But this has now become an albatross for me as my wife keeps reminding me how much she pays for the children’s fees with me not contributing anything.
She tells me every day, even in the presence of people, how much she spends every month to take care of the family, what she has done for me and my family, how I am living in her house without shame.
She now expects me to run errands for her, go to the market, cook for her, clean the house, wash her clothes and cars.
Esther is now suddenly so busy to do anything in the house and if I complain, she would tell me that since she is the breadwinner, I have to take the role of the wife. She has practically abdicated her duties as a wife and mother and looks down on mere with scorn.
I am totally fed up and sometimes, I feel like walking away.
Dear readers, after going through Michael’s story on True Confession today, what do you think she should do?