PLEASE HELP: My boyfriend doesn’t want to introduce me to his relatives


Dear Aunty Lisa

I am 18 years old, and I am attending evening school. I dropped out of high school because I got pregnant. I don’t know for sure who is the father.

My mother keeps the baby so that I can go back to school. I am not dunce. I catch on easily, but I started to fool around with different guys when I was in high school.

I had other friends who were doing the same thing, so I was following the crowd, and then we would talk about how many guys we went with and what we did.

Soon after Chiwenga’s coup in 2017, I met a guy who told me that he lives in Botswana but that his folks are from Zimbabwe. When I met him, he was about to go back.

We talk to each other every day. I asked him who his relatives were in Zimbabwe, and he would not tell me. He said that was his secret. He doesn’t want to introduce me to his relatives.

He is 29. I asked him if he has children and he said he has one girl, but he and the mother broke up two years ago and since that time he hasn’t had a girlfriend.

Do you think that a man can be without a woman for two years? He said he has not had sex since he broke up with his child’s mother.

I asked him for some money and he sent it to me, but I am afraid to get close to him because I don’t know if he is telling the truth. Why doesn’t he want to tell me who his relatives are?

My parents are poor, and I would like to go away and send money to help them. I don’t know what to do, so please give me advice.

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