In a recent Facebook post shared by Azuka Onwuka, an unconventional story has sparked a whirlwind of reactions and debates among netizens. The tale revolves around a 46-year-old man who tragically lost his wife at the young age of 34, leaving behind three children – two girls and a boy.
Surprisingly, the man is now proposing to marry his late wife’s mother, a 57-year-old widow, much to the astonishment of many.
The man’s rationale for this unorthodox proposal is deeply rooted in his concern for his children’s well-being and his fear of introducing an “outsider” into their lives. He strongly believes that by marrying his mother-in-law, he can provide a stable family environment for his kids, safeguarding them from potential maltreatment by a new spouse.
He has been explicit that he doesn’t desire more children and doesn’t wish to risk his children feeling alienated or neglected by a stranger.
As expected, the Facebook post has elicited diverse reactions from readers, with both supportive and critical voices.
Some people empathize with the man’s intentions of protecting his children and ensuring their well-being. However, many others find the proposed marriage morally objectionable and culturally unacceptable.
Uchechukwu Damian Ononachi raised a pertinent point, suggesting the possibility of underlying romantic affairs between the man and his mother-in-law, which may imply hidden motives behind this decision.
Chike Nnanyelu Bunch even called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the wife’s untimely death, indicating possible suspicions within the community.
On the other hand, Uzo Goodluck expressed grave suspicions regarding the mother-in-law’s involvement in the wife’s demise.