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A reader shares how her hus­band kicked her out while she was preg­nant

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Al­berti­nah Molepo*

MY hus­band and I were hap­pily mar­ried, but ev­ery­thing went sour when he wanted to have a child with me, but I could not con­ceive. I even­tu­ally fell preg­nant, but it was un­for­tu­nately an etopic preg­nancy, so one of my Fal­lop­ian tubes had to be sur­gi­cally re­moved.

WE STARTED TO FIGHT

We con­tin­ued strug­gling to con­ceive, with some doc­tors telling me I could no longer have ba­bies. My hus­band and I started ar­gu­ing over petty things. One day while fight­ing, he bumped me with his car and drove off. I was for­tu­nately not harmed. The fight­ing con­tin­ued, but one day I re­alised I had missed my pe­riod.

I FI­NALLY HAD A BABY

I did a home preg­nancy test, which came back pos­i­tive and I told my hus­band im­me­di­ately. But he fumed and called me a liar. I showed him the test and he said I took some preg­nant woman’s test and pre­tended it was mine. We vis­ited a doc­tor, who con­firmed I was two weeks preg­nant, but this did not stop my hus­band from throw­ing me out of our home. I stayed with my mother, whom I did not tell the truth about why I came back home. She took care of me while I was preg­nant. My hus­band was al­ready stay­ing with his new lover in our house. I gave birth to a baby boy, who looked just like my hus­band. When he came to visit me and the baby, he could not be­lieve his eyes and was so ashamed.

HE LOST EV­ERY­THING

Karma came knock­ing on his door when he was ar­rested for hav­ing three pas­sen­gers in his car who had un­li­censed firearms. While on trial, he lost his job, cars and girl­friend and ended up liv­ing in an in­for­mal set­tle­ment. He was found not guilty by the court, but he had lost ev­ery­thing. He came back to me and I for­gave him. I sup­ported him through it all and after two years of suf­fer­ing, he found a job and we are now happy. God is great. * Not her real name

HE LIVED WITH HIS NEW LOVER IN OUR HOUSE

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