Good afternoon Zambian stories.
I’m 25 years old and I’ve been married for about a year and a half now. I met my husband in college and he was my dream man. Our first year of the relationship was like a dream. He was such a gentleman and there was nothing he couldn’t do for me. He was there for me emotionally, physically, and mentally. On our six months anniversary, he bought me a Range Rover. I convinced me to introduce to my parents and he stated his intentions saying that he wanted to marry me.
After some months, we both graduated and soon got jobs. We got married and moved to Lusaka. Both our parents are in kitwe. six months into the marriage, his true colors started to surface. Before, i had access to his accounts, even his social media accounts. After I noticed that I couldn’t access the accounts, I asked him why and he said it was not my business. He started behaving very strange, he would come home late at night, sometimes he’d come in the morning. When I ask, he hits me.
He has become very abusive, he talks very rudely to me and he says very bad things to me. He has become obsessive, jealous and possessive. I’m not allowed to go out with friends and family, I’m not allowed to go visit my parents. He went to my job and insulted my boss. He accused my boss of looking at me in a way that isn’t appropriate. This made my boss fire me. He comes home with lipstick Sten on his shirt, smiling of a woman’s perfume. When I ask, he hits me.
I’ve been trying not to go against anything he does because I don’t know what is happening to my husband. This isn’t the man I married and I’m trying to understand why he’s behaving this way. What should I do? He warned me to not tell our parents because he says he will kill me.