Unfaithfulness will cost you more than you bargained for

Thursday September 12 2019


By Christine Nakalungi

Before you make any decision, an aspet of human nature called conscience usually advises you to count the cost. Some decisions we make in life either build us or bury us. When you made a decision to marry someone, I hope it wasn’t inspired by irrelevant reasons like peer pressure, type of weather or because your ex was moving on before you; Because that decision isn’t made over just a few drinks and trips. You are signing up the rest of your life to someone and you better be sure that it is not one of those hide and seek games you played in childhood.
Well, time tests everything and some marriages haven’t thrived past the temptation of a beautiful single girl next door or the available shamba boy who in the long run rips the marriage just because the temptation was too sweet for someone to pass on.
What starts as a mere temptation might turn out to be the biggest cost of your life. Forget the bride price you paid for your beautiful wife which is non refundable when she slaps you with the divorce papers, but once caught in this cheating game, you lose more than your buddies who encouraged ever estimated. You know most people think that cheating is just like a stop over to use the bathroom, that once you have relieved your body then you flush it and walk out like nothing ever happened.
Some lucky people get away with it but the few culprits get to pay the regrettable price, which might ruin their lives.
Samson was a kind of guy who thought that one weekend of fun wouldn’t turn into an elephant too big to hide. He thought he had everything in control and he made sure the lady knew that he was married and so she shouldn’t expect a lot. What started, as a one-night stand became a marathon of nights for both of them and unlike Samson, the lady was growing attached each night they spent together.
By the time he tried to end the ‘fling’, the woman was buried too deep in love and couldn’t let go easily. The drama that unveiled afterwards left Samson, wifeless, children taken away and his role as chairman of the men of valor scrapped off.
Before the storm swept away all this, Samson was threatened by his lover and her protective Golola-like brothers who threatened to teach him a lesson, he lived a life of fear, constantly looking over his shoulders. At some point, he was scared that something might happen to his wife or children just because of what he termed as a simple temptation. Cheating is like opening up your marriage for auction. There are chances of losing what you have.