- Lawrencia, a married woman, checked her husband's phone and discovered texts from his female co-worker
- Her husband of five years had replied to messages that ended with ''I miss you, love'' with a similar message
- In an interview, Ghanaian relationship counsellor Dr John Boakye proposed that the woman sits down with her hubby and discuss with him
When Lawrencia pursued her instincts to check her husband's phone, she discovered texts she had wished she had never seen because it shattered her trust in him.
Lawrencia read messages from her husband's female colleague co-worker. However, Lawrencia had little contact with the other woman and barely brought her up in passing during their home conversations.
The mother of one trusted her husband and knew he had a bond with his colleague but never knew he was text-cheating.
How wife discovered texts
Lawrencia, 35, found the texts after her husband neglected to remove them from his phone. They had access to each other's phones due to their long-standing trust, but that trust was quickly broken.
Despite his explanation that it was a one-off incident, his reply, ''I miss you too, love'' to his colleague's text message, ''I miss you, love'' did not make sense.
Lawrencia, visibly angered by the texts, scattered her husband's documents on his working table, which was only the beginning of worse things. She called off the celebration of their fifth wedding anniversary the same day and asked their vendor for reimbursement in part.
The voice of an expert
But Ghanaian relationship counsellor, Dr John Boakye, believes they can resolve the marital problem through communication.
''She should find a diplomatic way, and the man is likely to open up ... cheating has become common, but it doesn't mean he does not love the woman.
''Healthy communication will build trust and intimacy. She should talk to him whenever she feels something is wrong,'' Dr Boakye told YEN.com.gh.
The BBC reports that, on average, 75% of men and 68% of women admit to infidelity in a relationship at some point. However, a more recent study from 2017 indicates that men and women are now cheating at comparable rates.
Dr Boakye, however, advises that Lawrencia should not leave the marriage despite the common cheating phenomena.
Woman learns her husband had a lover a day before welcoming their 3rd child
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that marriage is a beautiful union that allows couples to seal their forever and spend the rest of their lives together, but cheating could have dire consequences for the partners.
According to the BBC, for some people, cheating might only include sex, but for others, flirting with someone might count.
The BBC reports that finding out how many people have been unfaithful to their partners could be challenging, but a woman recently discovered that her husband had a side chick a day before the pair welcomed their third child.
Couple marries in beautiful ceremony
The lovely bride wore a white gown with glittering pearls and a matching veil held in place by a tiara for the wedding. She completed the ensemble with matching earrings.
In a video spotted by YEN.com.gh on Okokobioko, the groom complemented the bride's look with a well-cut cream tuxedo over black trousers.
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