Love Shouldn’t Cost a Thing – Broken Pen
Thank you MX24 for the opportunity. I wish you and your readers will help me with my problems.
I am a young man of 24 and currently in university in Accra. As we all know, the pressure here is gargantuan. From lectures to even trying to make ends meet while staying here is hell. To add to my troubles, the girlfriend I have is giving me a lot of stress and I can’t take it anymore.
I met her in level 100. As I was coming to uni, my family warned me to stay away from girls and focus on my studies. To be honest, I am from a poor home and by God’s grace, it’s scholarships that have brought me this far. Even entering level 100, I won a scholarship grant so the little my parents could put together was going to be for other things like pocket money, books and other unforeseen costs. I used to study alone and stick to myself because I didn’t want to follow boys boys and go and spend all my money on chilling and girls.
One day at lectures we got put into separate groups and that’s the first time I met my girlfriend. She was the chrife type and before she asked of my name, she even wanted to pray with me to give my life to Christ. As time passed, she would invite me to group prayers and scripture union meetings till I started to catch feelings for her.
All of sudden, I am the one taking care of all her needs.
Today she needs credit for calls or MOMO to buy a dress
It wasn’t easy revealing my intentions for her. She resisted me at first but through persistence, it wasn’t long before she admitted she was attracted to me too. It didn’t take too much effort to become girlfriend and boyfriend but I feel like I am in over my head because this girl might actually be a demon.
The things that she’s asking me to do are making me uneasy. All of sudden, I am the one taking care of all her needs. Today she needs credit for calls or MOMO to buy a dress. At the moment, the small laptop I have to do my assignments and watch films is with her so she can finish her courseworks too. I know I am the one who reeled her into the relationship but I am regretting it already. On top of everything, she has become very protective of me and won’t allow me to speak to any other girls. Her excuse is that they will taint me and she wants to keep me holy till we’re ready to marry.
It seems a bit crazy to me but I think I have bitten off more than I can chew. One reason I am sticking to her is that I heard her family is very rich so maybe when we’re married one day, I might reap the investment of all this small MOMO and credit I have been sending. Maybe it is a necessary sacrifice for a good future but currently I don’t even receive enough money from my parents for myself to even share with someone else.
How do I get out of this? Or should I keep quiet and weather the storm seeing as our future will be potentially bright? Please help me.
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