James Eze, a Nigerian man, shared his emotional turmoil on social media after his girlfriend reneged on their planned marriage agreement. The heart-wrenching tale caught the attention of Facebook user Maria Ude Nwachi, who reposted James’s story, triggering discussions among online users.
James disclosed that he and his girlfriend’s mother had a verbal agreement to sponsor her nursing school education, with the understanding that they would tie the knot upon her graduation. True to his commitment, James financially supported his girlfriend through nursing school. However, upon her completion in 2023, she unexpectedly changed her stance on marrying him.
In his plea for guidance, James sought advice on potential legal avenues to address the situation. His quoted words in Maria’s Facebook repost echoed his distress: “I had a verbal agreement with my girlfriend and her mom to sponsor her to nursing school, then we marry afterwards. She completed last year and now wants to reject me. What are my legal options, please?”
Taking a forward-looking stance, Nnamani John suggested that James let go and move forward, emphasizing the potential for regret if he pursues alternative paths. The comments collectively reflected a mix of empathy and practical counsel as James navigates the complexities of his challenging situation.