How my ex battered me for years — Fortune

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Nigerian-based Ghanaian/Jamaican actress, Fortune Marshall has seen the ugly side of marriage and may never give it a shot again because the wounds inflicted on her by her first marriage are yet to heal.

In a chat with E-Daily, the pretty actress admitted that having learnt her marital lessons in a hard way, she may remain single for the rest of her life. “I was a product of domestic violence; I dropped out of the university in my second year due to financial difficulties. It was also the year I got pregnant for the man who got me through voodoo (Charms). Life wasn’t easy for me then. I had to do odd jobs to cater for myself and the pregnancy because the man did not help; rather, he abused me physically and emotionally. I was under his spell until God saved me. We had two kids but he took them from me for many years. I didn’t see them until two years ago when I went to take the younger one in his absence.” She added, “When I was still with him, I had many opportunities to leave but I couldn’t, because of my kids, I had to stay and endure all the beating but thank God for the decision I took that day, I had to leave him to live.”

She advised women experiencing domestic violence to quit the marriage instead of enduring it for the sake of their children or public opinion. “Many women have died because of this same domestic violence; they think about their children and what the society would say. But if you die, the society will call you a fool for dying, your children will suffer in the hands of another woman so what’s your gain? Please when the marriage or relationship is not working, don’t die trying to fix it, give it a quit.” She noted that remarrying is not on her agenda right now because her focus is on her career and son. “For now I don’t want to think about remarrying; I just want to focus on my career, myself and my son because we need a lot of catching up do. Maybe after that, I will give my heart another chance to love”, she noted.

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