LOVE HER HARD

LOVE HER HARD – By Jade

When I confronted the scum of a man who had an affair with my wife, Uju, I boasted of the strength of my marriage and my undying love for her. In my big speech to him, I told him, “I would love her hard and day by day we will together mend what has been broken in our home,” and I meant every word but I underestimated my pain, my anger at the fact that the shameless opportunist kept calling her even though she had ended the affair. It was no secret that our marriage was struggling as a result of recent events, my bypass surgery as a result of my refusal to cut down on my working hours despite knowing my medical condition, the

It was no secret that our marriage was struggling as a result of recent events, my bypass surgery as a result of my refusal to cut down on my working hours despite knowing my medical condition, the doctor’s advise and my wife’s continuous charge. The surgery took a huge toll on our finances and my recovery was hard on my family, my wife most especially.

Throughout the four months of my recovery, I was short tempered and easily irritated, no one could be around me, I was unpredictable. I tried to do better but lying in bed all the time and doing nothing did not help. There were times when I cried, feeling sorry for myself, I felt crippled and useless, I couldn’t even improve our financial state or assist my wife with it. Whenever my son who was only five comes to me, I scare him off to his mother’s arms, though I never meant to hurt him. In retrospect, I knew I could have confided in my wife rather than keep to myself and let my condition overwhelm me. She was there for that purpose and there was nothing wrong in showing her that I was in pain.

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When I was strong enough to resume work, I promised I would make it up to Uju and show her how grateful I was, but the recession came and salaries were slashed by as much as 50% in my company and in no time I was concentrating more on the work and falling back to old habits and that was when the affair began according to her. I knew from the day she told me about the affair that I would not leave her. I realised from what she said that I could have told her of my gratitude for her care when I was ill inspite of how difficult I made it.

It got worse before it got better between us and I could not stop picturing the affair in my head. I barely spoke to Uju for two months since I found any reason to be away from the house. It took me a while to realise my foolishness but I did eventually, yes, foolishness because my present actions were what led to the affair in the first place. How could I not see that I was hurting her instead of reassuring her of my love? It was the day she confronted me as she could no longer take the silence, that I realised my error.

“Please tell me now if it’s a divorce you want,” she pleaded, “I can’t take this anymore.”

Uju was in tears and that was all I needed to see.

“I’m never letting you go, just like I told your lover if I can call him that,” I said holding her.

“He’s not my lover and why didn’t you tell me this before now,” she retorted saying, “I’m an idiot.”

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LOVE HER HARD

By Jade

When I confronted the scum of a man who had an affair with my wife, Uju, I boasted of the strength of my marriage and my undying love for her. In my big speech to him, I told him, “I would love her hard and day by day we will together mend what has been broken in our home,” and I meant every word but I underestimated my pain, my

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