PLEASE HELP: My best friend snatched my husband

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Hello Aunty Lisa

I have been married for four years with a lovely son but my marriage is on the verge of a break down because my best friend Chido has snatched my husband and he is bent on marrying her.

Chido and I have been childhood friends as we grew up together in Bulawayo. We went to the same secondary school, after which we both gained admission into Bulawayo Polytechnic.

We graduated six years ago, Chido got married to her long time boyfriend, Ben while I worked for a while before I also got married to Kevin, a military officer. I moved to Harare with him where I settled with him but just last year, Chido's marriage collapsed and she had to move away from Bulawayo to Harare where she got a job.

Being close friends, it was just natural that she moved into my house before she could sort out her accommodation issues. I did not know that it was the biggest mistake I would ever make in my life because barely two months into moving in, Kevin told me that he wanted to take a new wife.

As a Muslim, I know that a man is at liberty to take four wives if he can afford to take care of them. But when I asked who the woman is, he told me point blank that he wanted to marry Chido, my best friend.

It was like I was shot in the heart but I thought he was just being infatuated and that Chido would never accept to marry him but when I confronted her, she told me that not only was she going to marry him, preparations have been in an advanced stage and a date has been fixed for next month.

I am at a loss and don't know what to do. I love my husband and my child but I don't think I can stand my best friend being my co-wife.

What should I do?


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