My girlfriend’s parents don’t want us to get married … Here’s the reason why


Dear Aunty Lisa

I am a recent graduate from University of Zimbabwe. I am struggling with a problem. My girlfriend graduated two years ago.

We have our problems, but our problems don’t come between us for long. Sometimes I feel that I am not good enough for her because she is from the upper middle class and I am not.

I used to have to go on the road with my mother and help her sell small items. But I am very proud of who I am, and my mother and father are very proud of me, too.

When I started to go on the road to help my mother, I wasn’t shy anymore. I used to be very shy, but with the hustling I did on the road, I learnt to not be shy anymore.

When I approached my girlfriend and told her that I loved her, she said I had nothing to offer her, and that other guys loved her and she turned them down.

I told her it is true that I have nothing to offer but pure love, and all she had to do was to give me a chance.

Well, she has given me a chance. But now that I have graduated, I am very anxious. I have a job, but the money is too little. You know the situation in Zimbabwe. The bond notes are just useless papers.

My girlfriend’s parents know that we go out sometimes, but she tells me that they don’t expect her to marry me.

I asked her why we couldn’t get married and she said it is because her parents are prejudiced. I used to think that people are prejudiced because of colour but that is not so with my girlfriend.

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