A young man who is currently observing the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria, has cried out after his fiancee complained about her wedding expenses.
According to the man, who chose to remain anonymous, his wife is demanding about Ghc6300 from him to buy a wedding dress.
He said he budgeted Ghc10k for their December wedding, but his wife who lives abroad with her parents wants him to spend a lot more than that even though she knows he cannot afford it.
The young man who claims he is a doctor observing his NYSC, said he is currently considering getting a divorce, as they already held their court wedding.
See his post below:
"Good day everyone, I’m presently confused as to what I shud do. I have had a court wedding early this year with my wife. She is based oversea with parents. I’m a young Doctor in the NYSC. We are planning our traditional and church wedding here in Nigeria for December.
Meanwhile I realised when we started talking about how to plan the church,what kind of wedding we are expecting. Shocking to me was when she asked me how much is her wedding dress. She asked me this after I told her I budgeted around Ghc10k for the wedding.
She asked me how much do I want to buy her wedding dress, and I replied something around Ghc630 at most. She wondered, and said what kind of dress is that. That her dressing is at least Ghc6300? I honestly became very weak. I tried explaining things to her but she just behaved like someone who doesn’t understand the economic realities of the moment in Nigeria.
She dropped the call and I had to soul search myself and came to the question, have I joined myself to the wrong person in life. What can I do at this moment? If I need a divorce for our court marriage, how do I go about it? Because I don’t understand the hell that she wants by asking me to raise for just a dress you wear for one day. I know my future is bright and that’s what i'm so much concerned about.
PS: I’m a young doctor, NYSC. Just starting out my life...People should kindly advise and guide me on what to do. Thanks"
What do you think he should do?