January 4, 2023

Dear Bunmi, I paid my dues as her toy boy

Dear Bunmi, I paid my dues as her toy boy

Last year, I started a relationship with a divorced mother of two, who is over 10 years older and a woman of substance, who has helped me a lot in my career.

In return, as I don’t have money to lavish on her, I help see that her kids get taken to schools, help wash her cars once in a while, when she has no driver, and run other errands.

She has a group of highly sophisticated friends, who look at me with disdain. They believe I’m a gold digger and refer to me as ‘small boy’ when they think I’m not listening.

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I might not have money to throw around, but I’ve paid my dues with her.

I’ve had to ferry her around town to her various meetings, when her drivers left because of her sharp tongue.

I’ve found a girl I would love to marry and I’m afraid to tell her, in case she pulls out of the business we now run, and into which I have invested heavily.

My new girl knows of her, but is quite unaware of how deep we’ve gone. She wants a lavish wedding, but I’m afraid that if I agree, my lover could turn nasty.

Robert, by e-mail.

Dear Robert,

It’s obvious you can’t get married to this older woman, and the earlier you start planning life without her, the better for your future.

Start by gradually disengaging yourself from the business by asking for some of your out-lay plus interest.

As you rightly said, you’ve paid your dues in this relationship, and I believe the decent thing to do here is tell your ‘benefactor’ about your wish to get married, after you’ve got some of your money back.

Let her know it has nothing to do with her and the respect you have for her.

As for her friends, they are the least of your problems, and if you do decide to get married, that would put paid to any relationship you would have with all of them.

You did no wrong by falling for a much older woman, and you should be free to call things off to enable you move on with your life.

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