Husband's ex thinks I'm an obeah woman


July 17, 2017

Dear Pastor,

I am writing to you with tears into my eyes. I never thought that I would have been in a situation that I would have to seek your advice.

My husband and I have been married for the past 15 years and we have two children together. I had a child before we got married and he had two, a boy and a girl.

Before we got married, we decided that we would take the children to live with us. The mother of one child said that she was not giving up her daughter. My husband did not try to persuade her.

The mother of his son was glad to give him up because she said that he should be with his father, and she had other children. His mother did not give us any trouble at all.

He is an obedient child and a very bright child. He is doing his final year at university. Whenever we travel, he is with us. Whenever he wants to see his mother, he is free to go. He loves his father.

The mother of his daughter hates me. I did not take away my husband from her, I didn't even know her.

This woman is always picking on me and when I complain to my husband, he tells me to ignore her. But how can I ignore a woman who would call my phone and use dirty words to me?


Her daughter got pregnant and lost the baby, and she is telling everybody that I worked obeah and killed the baby.

The daughter was in the hospital for a few days and her father went to see her and saw her mother. She told him that I am the one who killed her daughter's child.

My husband knows nothing like that happened, but he is too soft; he is not saying anything except telling me not to make it bother me.

The young man who got her pregnant is not talking to my husband because he believes that we practised obeah on his girlfriend and caused her to lose the baby.

I am not an obeah woman. Neither do I practise obeah. What can I do to shut them up?


Dear C.E.,

The mother of your husband's daughter is probably still in love with him and she will probably do anything to get him to leave you and come to her.

Even after these many years, she is not a good woman and it is unfortunate that her daughter believes that you had something to do with her losing the baby.

Don't worry yourself, my dear, take heart. You have done your very best. Don't hold anything against the woman or your husband's daughter, they don't know any better.

You should, instead, pray and read your Bible and everything will be all right.


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