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Old enough yet unmarried: Love, betrayal and health

Dr. O.

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I’m Tessy, the 35 year old unmarried Lagos babe that every woman hopes never to become. Just kidding! being 35 and unmarried is not so bad after all, to be honest it’s actually fun not having any guy to worry about but if you doubt me,keep reading to find out.

I guess this is the part where I tell you “welcome to my world”, did I mention before that I was 35? Oops! I think what I actually meant to say was I’ll be turning 35 on the 27th of November this year which means I have some months before the big 3-5.

My story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning my girls, I call them the terror squad because they are a handful, there are four of them, there’s Yemi who’s a psychologist, she works with one of the biggest breweries in Nigeria and earns a whooping 6-figure salary,you’d think that would make her happy but no she keeps whining to me about not being married at 35, its not like she’s not even in a serious relationship, she’s dating the famous Lagos big boy, Bayo Solanke. They only started dating about 3months ago and she’s already expecting a proposal.

 

There’s Charly who is actually the youngest of us all but acts like she’s the mum, she just turned 30 and is dating Moyo, a colleague of hers at work, she was on a man-free diet till she met him, I still don’t understand how he managed to change her dieting plans till today. Charly is a whizkid by the way, she graduated with a first class and works with one of the biggest oil companies.

Jumai is the calm, laid back one amongst us, she recently got married to Abdul, one of her fine hausa toasters, she’s the only Mrs in the bunch,she tied the knot at 29,we were all surprised it took her this long to settle down seeing as most of the people from her part of the country would have done that 10 years earlier, as almost expected she’s a housewife, Alhaji Abdul has vowed never to let her lift a finger to work. But wait,how can she even lift a finger,is it easy to be married to a former governor’s son?

The list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention Oby, the goody two shoes amongst us, Mother Theresa has got nothing on her, She is so prim and proper that she insists on using the Zebra crossing every time we want to cross the road, we’ve tried so hard to convert her into a true naija babe but it’s just not working. She’s currently dating Emeka a quantity surveyor that calls himself an Architect? Really? Quantity surveyor vs Architect? I still don’t understand how he came up with that title. Anyway, Oby has been dating this guy for 7 years,they got engaged almost 2 years ago, as a matter of fact, their 2 year engagement anniversary will be coming up very soon, in her own case, Lord of the rings is an understatement,we now call her goddess of the rings. I still don’t get why Emeka keeps postponing the wedding, in fact their gist is a story for another day. Oh! I forgot to mention, she’ll be turning 35 this year too.

I’m sure you must be wondering where I met these lovely ladies, we went to University together, I’ve known them for over 10 years now.

Talk of the devil! Oby just called,

“Hi dear wassup?” I said when I picked up the phone, “alot” she replied sounding really sad, “what do you mean alot?you sound a bit down,tell me what’s wrong?” I said, “It’s Emeka” she replied crying, “he just called off the engagement and took his ring back”
“What?” I shouted almost dropping my phone, “tell me you’re joking”I said,
“Does it sound like a joke to you?” She snapped back still crying, “I’m still in shock, I don’t know what to do” she continued.

“Don’t worry give me a few minutes,I’ll be right there,I just pray he’s not doing this because of another babe, if he is I’ll personally kill him” I replied.

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Dr.O is a graduate of the University of Szeged in Hungary who is on a mission to reduce the mortality rate in our society by creating awareness about preventable and non-preventable diseases and empowering people with the necessary knowledge and information they need to take charge of their health. checkwithdoctoro.com was co-founded by her as a means to fulfilling this mission. She is an MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) and Hungarian Medical Chamber certified doctor. When she is not busy looking for ways to make a difference in her environment, you can find her trying out new recipes in the kitchen or touring the world.