- Emmanuel Tabi is a Ghanaian living in the US and has shared his story in an interview
- The medical doctor said he married a woman with whom he had two children. However, the marriage collapsed
- Even though he paid child support for close to twenty years, he has not seen his children for about 14 years
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An American-based Ghanaian has shared his experience paying child support for over a decade after divorcing his wife.
Emmanuel Tabi said despite paying the money religiously; the woman denied him the right to see his children.
“I met the lady in New Jersey and we later went to Ghana to see her family and marry. I opened an African shop for her called Kaneshie market. She later tried to sell the shop but the person paid the money to me and I never gave it to her.”
“I was really hurt because my ex-wife got pregnant six months after we separated. After we got divorced I planned to send a monthly stipend for the children, but she said she did not need my money," he added.
Emmanuel Tabi narrated that his ex-wife planned to apply for child support because she could get more money than he offered.
“In the end I paid a total of $197,000 (GH¢2,305,885) as child support."
Emmanuel said he travelled from New York to Ohio, where his ex-wife had moved to see his children. However, the woman always said she was unavailable.
"I made two attempts to connect with the children, but she told me she was unavailable. Since 2009, I haven't seen them. My son advised me to stop seeking for him because I wasn't a part of his life. I'm not sure what their mother said to them.”
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Ghanaian woman tells why her first marriage collapsed
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian in the USA gave reasons for the collapse of her first marriage.
Vida Thompson said both got into the marriage for the wrong reasons. She indicated that she was growing old and wanted children, while her man also needed legal documents to stay in the US.
Ghanaian to choose America over his mother and wife
Meanwhile, a Ghanaian in the US said he would pick America over the two most influential women in his life, even on their deathbeds.
He gave reasons and added that his wife knew about his stance. "I always tell my wife that I'd choose America if they ask me to choose between her and America. Because she can remarry, but maybe I would not get the opportunity to come to America again."
Marriages in Ghana are better than those abroad.
A Ghanaian in the UK also said marriages in Ghana are far better than those abroad, and he gave his reasons.
Albert Osei Tutu said most couples abroad divorce at the slightest provocation, compared to Ghana, where they'll at least try to solve their issues.
He gave an example where partners abroad do not see themselves often because of their work schedule, but in Ghana, couples are sure to see each other most nights.
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