The Silent Housewife

Interesting read. Uncle Barry was right. Treating women as second-class citizens and not letting half of your team play is simply stupid!


The chaise lounge in Mrs. Akintola’s office is rather uncomfortable. It is my first time seeing a marriage counsellor. She sits in the large armchair facing me and asks if I would feel more comfortable sitting on a chair. I decline, telling her that I am fine in this position.

“How can I help you today, Mrs. Obiagwu?”

She sounds so pleasant that I take a moment to steady myself for what I am about to say.

“Doctor,” I sigh. “I want to kill my husband.”

There is a slight pause and I can see Mrs. Akintola struggling to keep her composure. I sit up to study her face and I begin to doubt the newspaper articles that said she was in her forties. She looks so much younger that I have to remind myself that she is one of the country’s best marriage counsellors. She is also a psychiatrist…

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