NAIJ.com came across a post shared by a teenager who says she is frustrated with her current situation while also blaming her father for her problems.
While most people long to have their father and mother living in peace and harmony under one roof, a young lady is crying out in anguish following the circumstances she has found herself in.
According to the young lady who wrote to Amanda Chisom blog anonymously, she has had to support her father and her stepmother financially even though he had done them wrong earlier in life by sending her mother away because she couldn't give him a male child.
The 17-year-old said she had to take up a job and now takes care of her two step-siblings, revealing that her stepmother is currently expecting another baby.
See the story as written by the young girl below:
"I'm a teenager who grew up in an environment where immorality is the lamp hold of many people.
"My dad left us one night without a trace of where he was going to be because my mom gave birth and it wasn't a male child...He left because we are girls; fortunately he got married to someone who bore him a son!!! All the while my mom struggled alone to see that we survived, somehow God came to her rescue, he sent a destiny helper who sponsored my secondary education..In SS1 my sponsor died everything drew backward. I wrote NECO EXAMS and made seven credit and that's how I left sch..
"Without a word for 7 years my dad came back to my mom, love is blind they say but I don't believe that because I have little or no regard for men. I've seen my father say all manners of evil things to my mom just to break her down and indeed she is completely broken; she is emotionally not balanced.
"No one advised us on what was wrong or right but thank God I grew up in the church were I have people who stand as encouragement 2 me...I want to be successful in life I've got great ideas for business but no one to help they all want something in return. I now stand as the father of the house because the father doesn't submit to his responsibilities again, his attention is on his son...
"My stepmom has 2 kids while my mom has 2 but I'm still the Ada of the house...staying in his house is like hell itself because I had to go look for a job to take care of his wife and children. I'm a sales representative now, I'm tired and frustrated, nothing gives me joy. My dad always borrows money from me but never pays back yet his wife is pregnant. Everything it was me, haba! I don't focus on anything only the pains he has caused us, and life seems too difficult, now the older men that day I decided to look for a job with him because his pay seemed better than mine, when I went to his office he started touching me I had 2 shout at him and I left he said he won't give me job I'm 17. Help me what would I do?"
What would you advise her to do?
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