PLEASE HELP: Husband’s friend is encouraging me to dump my husband


Dear Aunty Lisa

I have been married for four years. I am 28. I do not have children. My husband has two children with two different women.

I am not a professional woman. Growing up, I never liked school. I have two brothers; they loved school. Both of them are older. They have good jobs.

One of my brothers had a girlfriend and she and I did not get along. I had some friends and they didn’t work; neither did I. I used to go out with them.

They kept men, and that is how they lived. I started to do that too. At first, they introduced me to a couple of the guys they were selling sex to.

By the time I was 21, I became so good in ‘doing the streets’. I told my mother that I was working at a club.

I gave her the name of the club. I would leave home in the evening and go back home early the next morning.

My mother didn’t question anything. My brothers knew that I had become a prostitute. My father didn’t care what I did for a living.

I met a man who was working with a Chinese company. After he paid me for having sex with him, he came back looking for me and I went to live with him.

He asked me to marry him and I did. He became ill and things became very hard with us. He encouraged me to go back to my old job of prostitution.

He got clients for me. Some of them were his friends. He said he did not feel bad about it.

One of them is now encouraging me to divorce him. I can’t tell him what his friend is encouraging me to do. He is 59.

I always remember that he helped me to live in a good neighbourhood. Nobody in this area knows that I am a prostitute. I need your help. Please, tell me what to do.

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