Woman Sues Her Boyfriend For Not Proposing To Her After Eight Years Of Dating
After so many years together, many relationships hit the point where it's time to 'pop the question'.
And if you've chatted about marriage and starting a family before, you may even begin sending 'hints' to your partner to get them to hurry up.
However, one woman took a different approach and decided she had been waiting long enough for a ring, shifting her attention to suing her boyfriend instead.
Gertrude Ngoma, 26, had dated Herbert Salaliki, 28, for eight years - but he failed to follow through on his promise to marry her.
Sick and tired of waiting for Herbert to propose, Gertrude has taken him to court in Zambia to demand he outline his plans for the future.
Gertrude simply got tried of holding out for that fairy tale ending, and says she feels Herbert - with whom she shares a child - has wasted her time.
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According to the local news website Tuko, Gertrude told the court she feels that her boyfriend is not serious about their relationship. Herbert reportedly paid the dowry payment but he has not proposed yet.
"He has never been serious," said Gertrude. "That is why I bought him to court because I deserve to know the way forward and our future."
The reason behind the delay, according to Herbert, is that he does not have the financial security to pay for a wedding at the moment.
In his defence, Herbert also claimed that Gertrude has not been a doting girlfriend and blamed Gertrude for not giving him the attention he needs.
Gertrude also revealed she doubts Herbert's loyalty and wonders if he may be talking to another woman.
The judge presiding the case advised both that reconciliation was the best outcome going forward because there was no evidence of any marriage yet and settling out of court would be more beneficial.
Hopefully Gertrude and Herbert manage to resolve their issues!
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