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I got married on the 16th of December 2017. Just a few days after, I found out that my wife lies a lot, and she doesn’t want any of my family members around me. She requested that I send my aged mother who lives with us away with immediate effect. I just spent a lot of money for the wedding, and had just a little money left for family upkeep. I requested for time to resettle my mom. But she insisted I must do so with immediate effect. Please note that my mom has been living in my house for about 4years before I got married, and my wife knew about it and agreed to live in the house. It’s a 2bedroom apartment, my mom stays in one room. She became very difficult to talk with. Nags at almost everything and started going out and returning to the house as she pleases without letting me know her whereabouts. When I ask where she goes to, she would always tell some lies. But on a particular day, I demanded to see the lady she claimed she went to visit. She refused to give me details of the lady. On the 12th of March 2018, she appealed to me to allow her go visit and spend 2weeks with her mom. We agreed she will only spend a week there while I come take her back on the 19th oh March 2018. Ever since then, she refused to return home. She was a week pregnant when she left.  I tried my best to get her back to no avail. I involved the congregation and the extended families, but she told them all that she will never return anymore. She gave birth on the 5th of November and doesn’t allow me to spend some time with my daughter. It’s 2years, 2months and 18days since she left. She insists she doesn’t want a divorce, but will never return. I am just tired of this and needs to end this marriage to enable me get remarried and move on with my life

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