In some cases the wife is a woman of means. She’s blessed in all her endeavors , but her husband is not that lucky . Chibuzor (not real name) is married to a Yoruba lady (name withheld) who comes from a wealthy family in Lagos. Her parents gave her everything she could ever want perhaps , because she’s their only child.
One of such was a mighty four-storey building situated around Ojuelegba/ Yaba axis in the city. They have two lovely kids and peace in their family. Chibuzor is a very brilliant and hardworking man who worked for one of the blue chip companies in Nigeria. He retired to establish his own business earlier than he planned.
The wife also is a bundle of humility who did not mind Chibuzor’s middleclass status . She tolerated Chibuzor’s foibles and Chibuzor tolerated her’s. She never rubbed her wealth in her husband’s face. It’s not the same experience with other couples when the wife is a woman of means who has some structures in her kitty.
She’s a source of envy by her husband who inevitably feels insecure and suspicious. He would not consider for one minute the idea of living in his wife’s house , because of his ego and even if it means they have to separate. Would you live in your wife’s house ? A number of respondents to Family Line’s rather limited survey share their views below. Excerpts: