Dear GhanaWeb: My husband provides me with an allowance, gifts and wants me to constantly reciprocate

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Thu, 8 Jun 2023 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Dear GhanaWeb,

In my marriage, my husband claims that he gives me an allowance from his monthly salary, and therefore, when I receive my own salary, he expects me to reciprocate.

However, when it's my birthday, he shows no effort or even the simplest gesture such as a verbal or text-based "happy birthday." On the other hand, when it's his birthday, he makes specific demands regarding how he wants to celebrate, and if I fail to meet those demands, he becomes angry.

We have been married for two years, and I'm struggling to comprehend if this behaviour is acceptable or not. I can't help but question whether he truly loves me or if he married me solely for financial reasons.

I take great care of my appearance and ensure that I am well-groomed from head to toe. The money he provides me each month is supposedly meant for household expenses.

Considering these circumstances, I'm contemplating a divorce. However, I would appreciate an outside perspective: am I overreacting?

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