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3 Guys Say I Am The One. What Do I Do?

Am really confused now and i need serious advise. This is a matter of love, family interests and money.

i am 28, have a nice job and single, desperately wanting to marry soonest. i broke up with my boyfriend of over 2 years because we were always querelling over trivial issues. We met during NYSC and all through d 2yrs we dated he didn't get a job. He humiliated me so much with d way he treated me later on that i had to quit. 3 months after, he just got a job with one of d oil companies and is begging me to come back. we are of d same age, n with d way he treated me, am not sure if i want to marry him even though i luved him. besides my family didn't support because of his age.

After i broke up with this guy in November, i was so devasted. i have been under enormous pressure 2 get married, from family and friends. i live with my brother at d moment n is no fun for me. my family would not let me live alone. with all these pressures i established contact with this guy, Temi who had proposed to me 7 years ago while we were in schl. He is crazy about me but i never liked him one bit. d moment i called him in december, he sent away his girlfriend and came after me. we were even planning our wedding, but d problem is, i am not attracted to him. He works in an oil company too, and he's offering me everything a girl would dream of in a marriage, but i find it difficult to love him. not even 1%. last week i told him my mind, that i don't feel something for him n i want him to give me more space, n halt d wedding plans. right now, d guy keeps sending money to my account, n i really don't want to marry for money. that would not make me happy.

Now, am always online and while i was on skype 2 weeks back, i came across this guy Ben. It sounds really crazy but i fell in love with him. he is 38, lives a modest life in US. we kicked of so well, n he wants to marry me. He is a nigerian. In d course of our discussions, i realised he is from a typical polygamous home with all d demerits(my parents would have none of that). he has a son from a girlfriend before he left for US. his sons mother is now married to another man with 4 other kids. the woman's family keeps custody of the boy but he is always there to help when they need him. he calls me on phone eveytime, n his planning to have me meet his family n friends in nigeria. he's also planning to come meet me very soon. But his family background n d fact that he already has a 12yr old son really scares me. i might just have to run away with him because my family will never support my marrying him because of has background n son.

Please guys am really confused. If u ask me, my heart goes out to this guy in US because he's much older dan i am n i think i need that kind of man 2 give me some security. am attracted to him, my heart goes out to him, n in 2 weeks, we've said so much about ourselves. i like everything so far about him just that we've not met face to face. Now am really scared because he already has a son who is 12yrs. what do i do?

My family thinks that Temi is OK for me, but i don't feel anything for Temi. do i go ahead n marry a guy i don't love? for money? i can't even stand him looking at my eyes let alone make love 2 me. Do i wait till Ben comes from US n see if we get along? shld i marry Ben inspite of his son? Or do i go back 2 my former boyfriend? Will i get enough love n respect from him now that he has gotten a job(he said it was his joblessness that prompted his behaviour to me).

Please i need honest advise as this whole thing is causing me sleepless nites. as i was typing this, my mum called my phone. i didn't pick because am not ready for more bashing from her. she is putting so much pressure on me. PLEASE HELP!

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Try and Giv he Nysc Guy the second chance of 6month....I think It will workout for you but mind you don't rush into marriage unless you want urself kicked out as u rush in

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For me, the first guy is it for you. Why do I say so? Certain things you mentioned about him reminds me of ME. Being out of work has a way of bringing out the ugly side in a guy. It creates a sense of being a failure. U begin to feel like others are more progressive than u are. It takes the grace of God, sheer determination and the warm companionship of family and friends to pull through. I suggest you give him a second chance. But do not fail to highlight ur observations in his attitude during part 1.

As for the USA guy, I'm not a fan of relationships built over the internet and other electro or telecommunication devices. There is nothing like seeing what a person can do and how he reacts to circumstances or situations, in the flesh. I can paint pictures on the screen of a computer or chat forum that would make me an angel, but is that really who I am?

No need talking about the other guy who left his girl for u. Money can't buy love neither is it a substitute for love.

Finally, don't be pressured. Marriage is something that should be enjoyed and not endured. It is the only institution where the certificate is issued before lessons are learnt. Don't rush into it out of pressure. If u believe in God, do not fail to pray to him. I know he will make your sun shine in due time.

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For me, the first guy is it for you. Why do I say so? Certain things you mentioned about him reminds me of ME. Being out of work has a way of bringing out the ugly side in a guy. It creates a sense of being a failure. U begin to feel like others are more progressive than u are. It takes the grace of God, sheer determination and the warm companionship of family and friends to pull through. I suggest you give him a second chance. But do not fail to highlight ur observations in his attitude during part 1.

As for the USA guy, I'm not a fan of relationships built over the internet and other electro or telecommunication devices. There is nothing like seeing what a person can do and how he reacts to circumstances or situations, in the flesh. I can paint pictures on the screen of a computer or chat forum that would make me an angel, but is that really who I am?

No need talking about the other guy who left his girl for u. Money can't buy love neither is it a substitute for love.

Finally, don't be pressured. Marriage is something that should be enjoyed and not endured. It is the only institution where the certificate is issued before lessons are learnt. Don't rush into it out of pressure. If u believe in God, do not fail to pray to him. I know he will make your sun shine in due time.

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For me, the first guy is it for you. Why do I say so? Certain things you mentioned about him reminds me of ME. Being out of work has a way of bringing out the ugly side in a guy. It creates a sense of being a failure. U begin to feel like others are more progressive than u are. It takes the grace of God, sheer determination and the warm companionship of family and friends to pull through. I suggest you give him a second chance. But do not fail to highlight ur observations in his attitude during part 1.

As for the USA guy, I'm not a fan of relationships built over the internet and other electro or telecommunication devices. There is nothing like seeing what a person can do and how he reacts to circumstances or situations, in the flesh. I can paint pictures on the screen of a computer or chat forum that would make me an angel, but is that really who I am?

No need talking about the other guy who left his girl for u. Money can't buy love neither is it a substitute for love.

Finally, don't be pressured. Marriage is something that should be enjoyed and not endured. It is the only institution where the certificate is issued before lessons are learnt. Don't rush into it out of pressure. If u believe in God, do not fail to pray to him. I know he will make your sun shine in due time.

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For me, the first guy is it for you. Why do I say so? Certain things you mentioned about him reminds me of ME. Being out of work has a way of bringing out the ugly side in a guy. It creates a sense of being a failure. U begin to feel like others are more progressive than u are. It takes the grace of God, sheer determination and the warm companionship of family and friends to pull through. I suggest you give him a second chance. But do not fail to highlight ur observations in his attitude during part 1.

As for the USA guy, I'm not a fan of relationships built over the internet and other electro or telecommunication devices. There is nothing like seeing what a person can do and how he reacts to circumstances or situations, in the flesh. I can paint pictures on the screen of a computer or chat forum that would make me an angel, but is that really who I am?

No need talking about the other guy who left his girl for u. Money can't buy love neither is it a substitute for love.

Finally, don't be pressured. Marriage is something that should be enjoyed and not endured. It is the only institution where the certificate is issued before lessons are learnt. Don't rush into it out of pressure. If u believe in God, do not fail to pray to him. I know he will make your sun shine in due time.

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For me, the first guy is it for you. Why do I say so? Certain things you mentioned about him reminds me of ME. Being out of work has a way of bringing out the ugly side in a guy. It creates a sense of being a failure. U begin to feel like others are more progressive than u are. It takes the grace of God, sheer determination and the warm companionship of family and friends to pull through. I suggest you give him a second chance. But do not fail to highlight ur observations in his attitude during part 1.

As for the USA guy, I'm not a fan of relationships built over the internet and other electro or telecommunication devices. There is nothing like seeing what a person can do and how he reacts to circumstances or situations, in the flesh. I can paint pictures on the screen of a computer or chat forum that would make me an angel, but is that really who I am?

No need talking about the other guy who left his girl for u. Money can't buy love neither is it a substitute for love.

Finally, don't be pressured. Marriage is something that should be enjoyed and not endured. It is the only institution where the certificate is issued before lessons are learnt. Don't rush into it out of pressure. If u believe in God, do not fail to pray to him. I know he will make your sun shine in due time.

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For me, the first guy is it for you. Why do I say so? Certain things you mentioned about him reminds me of ME. Being out of work has a way of bringing out the ugly side in a guy. It creates a sense of being a failure. U begin to feel like others are more progressive than u are. It takes the grace of God, sheer determination and the warm companionship of family and friends to pull through. I suggest you give him a second chance. But do not fail to highlight ur observations in his attitude during part 1.

As for the USA guy, I'm not a fan of relationships built over the internet and other electro or telecommunication devices. There is nothing like seeing what a person can do and how he reacts to circumstances or situations, in the flesh. I can paint pictures on the screen of a computer or chat forum that would make me an angel, but is that really who I am?

No need talking about the other guy who left his girl for u. Money can't buy love neither is it a substitute for love.

Finally, don't be pressured. Marriage is something that should be enjoyed and not endured. It is the only institution where the certificate is issued before lessons are learnt. Don't rush into it out of pressure. If u believe in God, do not fail to pray to him. I know he will make your sun shine in due time.

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what make u think dat d guy u have not seen is ur husband?

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even though by now u for don run follow yankee boy,

i wud like u to re-read this ur post n see how wicked u sound

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My dear falling in love sometimes make one go crazy, think crazy and sometimes do some nasty things.

b4 I give u my own piece of advice i will want u to know that i have almost falling into d same case with urs, but thanks to God and pple that surround me that makes me wake up from my slumber. That is y it is good for one to always cheer his/her problem with pple that are close or surround him.

1st that so called guy in US is nothing to write home about, just erase that from ur mind he is just trying to cheat on you. Watch out

And for Temi, does he think love is money not at all, your love should not be in exchange of money, cos money is not everything. For that fact u do not have any feeling to this guy, then u shouldn’t go 4 him cos there is no sign of love.

Being 28 does not mean anybody should pressure u to get married God can give u the bone of ur bone in is own time. so my dear never be in a hurry to jump into marriage cos i believe u know its a life contract.

Lastly give ur totality to God, trust and believe in him, he is the only one that can give u satisfaction, and definately he is going to meet u at the point of ur need. Just be prayerful and always be a good, neat and Virtuous lady/woman.

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Hey girl, u only met someone online 2 wks ago and u talking marriage!!!!!!!! girl u in dreamland. He is a polygamist and told u he has a son from another woman how r u so sure he won/t do d same to u. Wake up girl love wears recommended glasses now.

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My advice,strike the US guy off your list as quickly as you can say kpomo!

At 38,I'm almost certain he has a baby or babies by an Akata woman.

How can you be talking about marriage with someone you've only spoken on the phone with for 2 weeks to the point that you place this stranger in the same league as people you've known for years.

He may be a criminal for all you know,anyone can be anything online.

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now to my own candid advice :

a guy who treted u badly cos he aint got a job is nbot a looser but can graduate in one when he looses his present job

if u're confident he's not tell him ur fears and make sure he's repentant of it

no excuse dou for treating u badli

my mom was hurrying my sis to get married i told her to back off cos she might do more harm , than she meant to hurryin her to jump into the river witout the basics

ask ur bro to plead on ur behave and make momsie and popsie bak off

if dey dont ve d confidence in u dat ur know wat u re doin why den would dey want u married when u aint matured enuf

or are dey passin on dier own responsibility to ur would be husband?

it's nt fair to push u into married

read wat i posted earlier and try to sink it in, okey?

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read this it mait b of help

Got this email, I have my issues with some of the content but it's got some truth.

It is worth reading.

Golden rules for finding your life partner by Dov Heller, M.A.

A relationships' coach lays out his 5 golden rules for evaluating the

prospects of long-term marital success.

When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner, no

one

wants to make a mistake. Yet, with a divorce rate of close to 50

percent,

it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to

finding Mr./Ms.Right! If you ask most couples who are engaged why

they're

getting married,they' ll say: "We're in love." I believe this is the #1

mistake people make when they date. Choosing a life partner should

never be

based on love. Though this may sound not politically correct, there's a

profound truth here. Love is not the basis for getting married.

Rather, love is the result of a good marriage. When the other

ingredients

are right, then the love will come. Let me say it again: You can't

build a

lifetime relationship on love alone. You need a lot more. Here are five

questions you must ask yourself if you're serious about finding and

keeping

a life partner.

QUESTION #1:

Do we share a common life purpose? Why is this so important? Let me put

it

this way: If you're married for 20 or 30 years, that's a long time to

live

with someone. What do you plan to Do with each other all that time?

Travel,

eat and jog together? You need to share something deeper and more

meaningful. You need

a common life purpose. Two things can happen in a marriage. You can

grow

together, or you can Grow apart. 50 percent of the people out there are

growing apart. To make a marriage work, you need to know what you want

out

of life bottom line-and marry someone who wants the same thing.

QUESTION #2:

Do I feel safe expressing my feelings and thoughts with this person?

This question goes to the Core of the quality of your relationship.

Feeling

safe means you can communicate openly with this person. The basis of

having

good communication is trust - I.e. trust that I won't get "punished"

or hurt for expressing my honest thoughts and feelings. A colleague of

mine

defines an abusive person as someone with whom you feel afraid to

express

your thoughts and feelings. Be honest with yourself on this one. Make

sure

you feel emotionally safe with the person you plan to marry.

QUESTION #3:

Is he/she a mensch?

A mensch is someone who is a refined and sensitive person. How can you

test? Here are some suggestions:

A) Do they work on personal growth on a regular basis?

(B) Are they serious about improving themselves?( or do they keep on

telling you that they'll never change)

A teacher of mine defines a good person as "someone who is always

striving

to be good and do the right thing."

So ask about your significant other: What do they do with their time?

(c)Is this person materialistic? Usually a materialistic person is not

someone whose top priority is character refinement. There are

essentially

two types of people in the world: People who are dedicated to personal

growth and people who are dedicated to seeking comfort. Someone whose

goal

in life is to be comfortable will put personal comfort ahead of doing

the

right thing. You need to know that before walking down the aisle.

QUESTION #4:

How does he/she treat other people? The one most important thing that

makes any relationship work is the Ability to give. By giving, we mean

the

ability to give another person pleasure.

Ask: Is this someone who enjoys giving pleasure to others or are they

wrapped up in themselves and self-absorbed? To measure this, think

about

the following: How do they treat people whom they do not have to be

nice

to, such as a waiters, bus boy, taxi driver,etc.

How do they treat parents and siblings? Do they have gratitude and

appreciation? Do they gossip and speak badly about others? Someone who

gossips cannot be someone who loves others.You can be sure that someone

who

treats others poorly, will eventually treat you poorly as well.

QUESTION #5:

Is there anything I'm hoping to change about this person after we're

married? Too many people make the mistake of marrying someone with the

intention of trying to"improve" them after they're married. As a

colleague

of mine puts it, "You can probably expect someone to change after

marriage

, for the worse!" If you cannot fully accept this person the way they

are

now, then you are

not ready to marry them. In conclusion, dating doesn't have to be

difficult and treacherous. The key is to try leading a little more with

your head and less with your heart. It pays to be as Objective as

possible

when you are dating, to be sure to ask questions that will help you get

to

the key issues. Falling in love is a great feeling, but when you wake

up with a ring on your finger, you don't want to find yourself in

trouble

because you didn't do your homework. Another perspective. , There are

some

people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It's amazing

what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your

time

with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going anywhere

relationships.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift

and

which ones lean? Which ones

encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth

uphill and which ones

are going downhill? When you leave certain people do you feel better or

feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand,

know,

or appreciate you? The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of

mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to

decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the

balcony of your life. An African proverb states, "Before you get

married,

keep both eyes

open, and after you marry, close one eye." Before you get involved and

make

a commitment to someone, don't let lust, desperation, immaturity,

ignorance

, pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning

signs. Keep your eyes open, and don't fool yourself that you can change

someone or that what you see as faults aren't really that important.

Once you decide to commit to someone, over time their flaws,

vulnerabilities, pet-peeves and differences will become more obvious.

If

you love your mate and

want the relationship to grow and evolve, you've got to learn how to

close

one eye and not let every little thing bother you. You and your mate

have

many different expectations, emotional needs, values, dreams,

weaknesses

and strengths. You are two unique individual children of God who have

decided to share a life together. Neither one of you are perfect, but

are

you perfect for each other? Do you bring out the best in each other? Do

you

compliment and compromise with each other or do you compete, compare

and

control?

What do you bring to the relationship? Do you bring past

relationships,

past hurt, past mistrust, past pain? You can't take someone to the

altar to

alter them. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay. If

you

develop self-esteem, spiritual discernment, and "a life" you won't find

yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or

responsible

for your pain. Manipulation, control, jealousy, neediness and

selfishness

are not the ingredients of a thriving, healthy, loving and lasting

relationship. Seeking status,sex, and security are the wrong reasons to

be

in a relationship.

WHAT KEEPS A RELATIONSHIP STRONG IS:

1. TRUST

2. COMMUNICATION

3. INTIMACY

4. A SENSE OF HUMOR

5. SHARING TASKS

6. SOME GETAWAY TIME WITHOUT BUSINESS OR CHILDREN

7. DAILY EXCHANGES (a meal, shared activity, a hug, a call, a touch, a

note)

8. SHARING COMMON GOALS AND INTERESTS

9. GIVING EACH OTHER SPACE TO GROW WITHOUT FEELING INSECURE

10. GIVING EACH OTHER A SENSE OF BELONGING AND ASSURANCES OFCOMMITMENT

If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as

resentment,

withdrawal, abuse, neglect,dishonesty and pain will replace the

passion.

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I think your ex-boyfriend who recently got a job in an oil company is the ideal man for you. I guess he treated you bad cuz of inferiority complex, u know naija mentality, u got a job and he didnt and I guess he was in one way or da other living off u so power struggle came into play. Give him another chance and see how things goes, For the US guy, a no no ooo and the Temi guy, u said it already that u r not attracted 2 him so hez out of da picture. Itz either ur ex or sum1 entirely different. Good luck

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@top day, i really feel u.Personally, i think you should really pray and ask God to direct you. I really know how you feel especially pressures from the family,but you really have to thread cautiously.

I think you should forget about your boyfriend for 2yrs.You have rejected him and so you don't have to go back to him.Remember, it's only a dog that goes back to its vomit.

For Temi, you don't love him, u don't love.But,before you finally call it quit with him,ask God to make u love him,if truly he belongs to you.If there is still no feelings,then forget him.

For the US guy, don't even make the mistake of commiting yourself into a serious relationship with him.Pls forget him.

Above all dear,just wait on God prayefully to bring your own husband to you.He did it for me and so he would definitely do it for u.

Cheers and wish you all the best.

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Personally, I see Temi as the right option here. If you dont love him as u calmed u wont have contacted him, and even started planning wedding after 7yrs of breakup. I think you must have started having double feeling after meeting this your online friend.

I feel you shd prayer earnestly about Temi, if he is ur husband, God will naturally bring the chemistry need. Am talking from experience, now am enjoying every bit of my relationship. Its always better for a guy to love you more than you do. This is my personally belief as its working well for me. Give him a chance.

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Babe, i want you to forget about the 3 of them for now. give urself a break, dont let pressure from family drive you into unending problem. marriage is more than dat. the guy from US is out of it. you dont know anything about him. wat of if he's framing wat he's telling you? how are you sure he love you. relax. forget about the 3 of them for now, then pray to God to choose for you. Maybe your prince has not yet arrive. You will surely find him. But provided you can wait on God to lead you. Dont be in an hurry.

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@Top_day

ur boyfy of 2yrs seems to be d strongest contender still. Were u guys fighting all thru your two years 2gether? If so and u desire peace, move on.

Temi, no story, u no love am. u no even get feeling for am  

Yankee man, wait till you meet him in flesh and blood. The first rule of Internet dating is never make a serious commitment to each other untill you meet offline.

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so, you dont like the way the first one treated you

you are not attracted to the second one

and you've never actually met the third one.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

i say dont let desperation and pressure drive you to make a life long mistake, unless you dont mind getting divorced eventually.

You have not said that u love any. i say God will bring ur husband to you, but never make the mistake of marrying anyone you do not love/ anyone you would not readily give your left eye for.

material things come and go, but true happiness lasts forever.

Be patient!! and Be Wise!!

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Which ever one of them is good in bed, Sample them all and see which one is slamming in bed.

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why would you even plan marriage with a guy you can't stand, even for money hun its not worth it, but if you can learn to love him he might be the best candidate for you, the guy in U.S already has a kid he abandoned wats to say he wouldn't do the same to you and your ex is just out of the equation, you shouldn't be with someone that is gonna treat you bad.

thats just my opinion

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Marriage is overrated. But if you must get married to please others, you should at least wait till you meet someone that can give you some measure of happiness while you suffer through the agony of marriage.

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@ top day

Girly, to tell you thr truth, none of those guys deserve you. You seem desperate why? Am sur youre a fine babe! My dear pls dont jeoperdise your happpiness because of pressure from you family members just bear them. Trust me i know how it feels, i went thru a similar thing. just wait on the lord, the results will be marvelous in you eyes.

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Cute-Bottom, u've said it all. Girlfriend, take ur tym, follow ur heart, it's ur world nd U RULE!

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my dear,to tell u d truth, d usa guy, will not work in d long term. d temi guy,well u said it, no way. but d nysc guy, i guess u loved him once and it still there, why not water it,if u really love him,make yur family see reasons and marry him.

u said 3 guys,said u r d one.

no,i disagree, u should have said , i made 3 guys say i am d one.

thanks

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