Why My One Month Old Marriage Crashed- Uche Ogbodo


Uche Ogbodo in an extensive interview with Vanguard spoke about
why her barely one month old marriage crashed and why nothing can be done about
it. Uche says she tried all she could tho, but it just couldn’t work. Uche who
is fond of blaming her crashed marriage on one word, again repeated the word in
this interview- Lies. My marriage was based on lies, she said.

Too bad, she said her husband didn’t even see her pregnant for
one day. I got to know I was pregnant when we were having issues, she said. I
will be raising my daughter who is now one month and two weeks old all by
myself she also affirmed.
She asked rumour mongers to stop spreading lies that she married
her ex because he was rich. There were no millions when I married him, no
millions anywhere she emphasised. Continue below to read part of the interview from
Vanguard Newspaper.
Have you left your husband for real?
The marriage didn’t work out.
Was it really a marriage?
It was a marriage but we didn’t do any wedding. We didn’t do
any court marriage or church wedding. We did nothing. We didn’t even do
traditional marriage but in my culture, there are many processes to getting
married and I did a few of those, so you can say I was married. In Igbo land,
there are rites you adhere to before you can say this is my wife and I did a
couple of them.
Why did you do the rites in secret?
You cannot do rites openly; it’s just a family thing, family
members only. It’s not a traditional wedding. If I had done traditional
wedding, I would definitely invite people. If I had done a white wedding, I
would have invited people. If I had done a court marriage, I would still have
invited people but it was just rites. I didn’t do anything the public needed to
know, so you can’t say I did any marriage in secret.
What really made you leave your husband?
My marriage was full of  
lies. I cannot tell you in detail what those lies were, if that’s what
you’re trying to make me do but it was based on lies. It’s a pity it didn’t
work out. I didn’t go into the marriage to crash it. I wanted a family; I
wanted a loving home and a loving husband. That was why I went into it in the
first place but as nature would have it, I didn’t get any of those. I still
thank God my head is intact
Did he cheat on you? What exactly did he do?
No, it’s not about women. Like I always say, you cannot
build a home on sinking sand. You need to build a home on a rock. What I mean
is that a marriage built on deceit and lies is no marriage at all. If you want
a solid marriage, it must be built on honesty and trustworthiness. If not, it’s
definitely going to crash. If it doesn’t crash today, it will crash tomorrow,
so the lies are my reasons.
When did you discover he was lying to you?
Well, it was good while it lasted; he was a good man to me.
I felt all I saw was all I was supposed to see but later when one thing led to
another and things started unfolding. I started finding out that everything was
not what it seemed. Every relationship, you have problems in-between, there is
no relationship that just goes on smoothly.
In the process of friendship and dating, we had issues that
we resolved but when we took it to the next level we just couldn’t hold it
together. There are things you can hide as friends but as married couple it is
impossible because so many other things like families are involved.
As his girlfriend some things that were hidden were revealed
when I became his wife. What happened between me and my husband is between me
and my husband. We caused it, both of us caused it.
For how long were you guys together?
The marriage lasted barely a month before we started having
issues. We were having issues before I found out I was pregnant.
Are you planning to raise your child as a single mother?
When I don’t have a husband, I’m raising her alone. I can’t
throw my child away. It’s not her fault that the marriage didn’t work out, it’s
not her fault that I got pregnant, it’s not her fault that we didn’t take our
marriage seriously, so I’m going to raise her no matter what happens.
How old is she now?
She’s a month and two weeks now
Some people were saying you got into the marriage because of
I didn’t get into the marriage because of money in the first
place. I got into the marriage because I wanted to be married and because I saw
something in him that I felt would work out for me later in life. I didn’t go
into it because of money; there were no millions to spend so it wasn’t about
money. I don’t care what people say. What matters is the truth and I try to be
very straightforward when I deal with people. So, it wasn’t about money because
there was none
Others are saying you left him because of his brain tumor?
He doesn’t have brain tumor. He was sick at the time, he had
issues but his sickness is not the reason why our marriage crashed. Money was
not the issue either.   I would
definitely know about his health status before I would marry a man. I knew what
I was going into, so how could I just leave a man because he had a brain tumor?
It’s funny
Was your husband with you when you were pregnant?
No, he wasn’t. We were having issues, we weren’t together.
He didn’t see me pregnant for one day
If you’re going to marry again, what would you do
differently to make it work out?
I’m only going to keep praying to God to give me someone who
wouldn’t lie to me, someone that would be plain, very plain to me.
Are you still planning to marry again?
I’ve left the door open. I’m not going to close the door of
marriage because one marriage didn’t work. The door is wide open. When I find
someone that I’m going to be happy with but I wouldn’t want another experience
where my marriage crashes because once beaten twice shy. So I’m going to take
my time now and dig deep

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