Relationships: Self control is Virtue and Strength.

Published on by Joseph foray jnr



Dave and Clara have been

married 4 over nine yrs

without children.


stayed with each other

and hoped that they will

have a child before their

10th year of marriage

because they were being

persuaded by family and

some friends to get a

divorce but they couldn’t

let go because of the love

between them.

Months and

while Dave was returning

from work one day, he

saw his wife walking down

the road with a man and

they looked happy.

Another evening, while

Dave was coming back

from work, he saw the

same man drop her off at

the house. Dave became

angry and sad.

Two days

later, after a hectic day at

work, Dave was taking

water with a glass jug

when the phone rang.


picked it up and the

person said ‘hello dear, I’ll

be coming to your house

this evening to see you as

promised. I hope .....’’

and then Dave hung up the

phone. It was a male

voice. He was sure the

person was the man he

had seen with his wife.


suddenly became shaky

with this thought, ‘’have i

lost my wife to another


At that point, the

glass jug fell from his

hand and shattered into


Then Clara came running

into the room asking, ‘’Is

everything okay?’’ In anger

he gave his wife a push

and she fell.

She wasn’t

moving or getting up.

Dave then realised that

she fell where he broke

the glass jug and a large

piece of glass has pierced


He felt her breath,

pulse and heartbeat but

there she lay lifeless. His

wife was dead.

In total

confusion, he saw an

envelope in her hand. He

took it, opened it and was

shocked by its content.


was a letter and it reads:

‘’ My loving husband,

words cannot express

how I feel, so i had to

write it down. I have been

going to see a doctor for

over a week and wanted

to be sure before I give

you the news.

The doctor

confirmed it that I am

pregnant with a twin and

our babies are due in 7

months from now. The

doctor also happen to be

my long last brother

whom I lost contact with

after our marriage.


has promised to take care

of me and our babies and

give us the best without

collecting a dime. He also

promised to have dinner

with us today. Thanks to

you for standing by

me...... your loving wife.

As the letter fell from

Dave’s hand, there was a

knock at the door and it

was the same man he had

seen with his wife... and

he said .....

.’’ hello Dave, I

suppose am right, am

Max, your wife’s

brother.....’’And suddenly

he noticed his sister in the

pool of her blood .... he

rushed her to his hospital

but it was too late, his

sister, Dave’s wife was

gone and so were the



In our relationships,

which include our

marriage, we should not

be too quick in reacting

when we haven’t

questioned our partner or

spouse on what we saw

or heard about them.

Communication, Trust and

Patience are rare gifts we

can bring to our


Not everything we see or

hear or believe is right

about them. And to every

man or woman, i pray

that patience will have her

perfect stay in you that

you may be perfect and

wanting nothing because patience is

that great virtue you need

to keep your relationship


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