- A Kenyan woman identified as June Katei Reeves has expressed regrets about entering a relationship with her ex-husband
- The mother of one whose marriage only lasted 4 months said it felt like she wasted 9 years of her life
- According to the working-class woman, she bought her own ring and financed the wedding but that didn't stop the violence
A female divorcee has shared her marital regrets and lessons as she rued settling down with her now ex-hubby and ex-lover.
The lady named June Katei Reeves was in a relationship with a man for 9 years but their marriage only lasted 4 months as both parted ways due to irreconcilable differences.
June was the breadwinner of the family
In a lengthy interview with Lynn Ngugi on Lynn Ngugi Show, the Kenyan woman said that despite being married, she took on the role of a breadwinner as her able-bodied man brought nothing to the table.
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The Kenyatta University, Kenya graduate said it had actually been that way while they dated.
June said she covered up for the man by making it look like he did all the financing when in reality she got her wedding ring and financed their whole wedding.
How June met her estranged man
The working-class lady raised by a single mum said that she met her ex-hubby back on campus in the year 2009 and they immediately began cohabiting and would go on to date for 9 years.
She revealed that her man was also raised by a single mum. June said at some points their relationship was having challenges and she suggested they had a baby to reignite their love and raise their commitment level.
Things didn't work out despite their having a kid and they eventually split up in 2018.
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June said they got back together in 2020 and decided to have a wedding on December 19, 2020.
But the physical and emotional violence that bedevilled their 9-year-old relationship reared its ugly head again and marred their honeymoon.
"..It (their relationship after marriage) escalated into physical and emotional violence that my daughter saw and it really wounded her. Also my mother saw it because she stayed with us for some time after out wedding....., " she said.
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Social media reacts
Jiro Jiro said:
"This reminds me of someone I know! Women do strange things in search of love and acceptance. At the time of doing it it seems normal, but looking back you wonder what you were thinking. Thanks for sharing your story."
"Wow. It's so very important for our children to see us in healthy relationships so that they know what real love looks like. And you can only know how to love someone else after you learn how to properly respect and love yourself first."
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"I thought I was the only one! Only difference is I didn't go ahead with the wedding. A last minute clarity of mind saved me from a disastrous life. I bought my own ring, he almost made me pay for his ring and I was to fully finance the wedding despite him having worked way longer than I had.
"He said he had no money and yet insisted on inviting many people to the wedding. The guest list was 80% his friends and family and he kept adding more and more names. Bullet dodged."
"Am a father and am teaching my daughter to know that marriage as defined by society is not the sole definition of a woman. You don't have to be married to be complete and this goes to boychild too."
Groom fails to show up on wedding day
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a bride named Mariam had broken down in tears as her man switched off his phone on her wedding day and couldn't be reached.
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A report by Uganda's New Vision indicated that the bride and her family who waited for the groom's family for hours were left in utter disappointment after it became apparent that the man and his family would not turn up.
This is despite Mariam's family inviting hundreds of guests who sat patiently under the hired tents waiting for the ceremony to kick off.