The harsh economy forced me to start working night shifts so I could make ends meet. No one wanted me to take the job, including my girlfriend but I had to do what I had to do. When I told her that I was going to be working night shifts, she protested but I managed to convince her. She was worried that the long hours would put a strain on our relationship but I already knew the risks since everyone warned me about them. However, I also knew that my girlfriend was the most loving girl I had ever met and she would never betray me – or so I thought.
“If I work for one year, they would promote me to a supervisor then we can finally move to a nice house and I can marry you,” I told her.
“What time will you be leaving?” She asked.
“From 8 pm to 6 am.”
“So we won’t be spending any time together since I leave for work at 6 and come back at 7 pm.”
“It’s only for a few months, babe.”
As she predicted, we hardly saw each other after starting my night shifts. I left for work around 6 pm so I could get there by 7.30 pm. My girlfriend was never around by the time I left and I didn’t know when she got home. However, I called her every evening to let her know that I had left.
“Okay, babe. I’m on my way home.” She said.
I felt bad that we hardly saw each other during the week but it was the sacrifices we had to make for a better life. Things were okay for the first month but I noticed that the night shifts were starting to take a toll on my relationship. My girlfriend and I used to argue almost every day and the intimacy drastically reduced. I tried my best to keep the romance alive but there was only so much I could do. I barely had any energy to do anything during the weekend after working long, hard hours.
On the other hand, she wanted to go for picnics, shopping, and dates every weekend. I simply couldn’t keep up with her demands.
“If you don’t take me out, another man will.” She threatened.
I thought she was joking since she wasn’t the type to cheat. However, I was always worried about it. Grace was a beautiful woman and I knew she got a lot of attention from men. To stop her from looking for attention somewhere else, I started giving her a cut of my salary.
My colleagues thought I was foolish because I gave my girlfriend nearly half my salary. My family also claimed that she cursed me but I loved my girlfriend beyond explanation. It was that love that made me work night shifts because the pay was better. Additionally, I was trying to build something serious with her and I thought that if I invested in her she would take our relationship seriously.
“It’s like you don’t know women, Sam.” One of my colleagues commented.
“They will take everything you have and enjoy it with another man.” Another chimed in.
“You don’t even know what is happening in your house now that you work night shifts.”
This was all noise to me but looking back, I should have paid attention to them.
Shortly after I started giving my girlfriend money, rumours started that she was cheating on me. Some of my neighbours claimed that she came back home at midnight and that they heard a man’s voice in the house while I was at work. Again, I thought that they were just jealous of my relationship and ignored them. I never even asked my girlfriend about the claims.
However, I noticed that she didn’t change her attitude towards me even after I started giving her money. In fact, she got worse. I always got a cold reception when I found her at home. It made me uncomfortable to be in the same room as her. Sometimes, she wouldn’t even acknowledge my presence. Any attempts to make her happy were unsuccessful. This started to raise my suspicions about her.
“That girl isn’t a good person. Don’t let her fool you.” One of my neighbours said as we had lunch at her place.
“Some people have said that she’s cheating on me,” I said.
“I don’t know about that but the way she doesn’t interact with anyone is very strange.”
“Can I ask you a favour? You’re the only person I can trust.”
“I need to know if she’s cheating on me. I give her my hard-earned money and if she’s spending it with another man, I deserve to know.”
“Yes, you do.”
“When she comes back, can you watch her and tell me if she comes back with a man?”
“Of course. I’ll ask the watchman to tell me when she comes back.”
That night, my neighbour stayed awake past midnight waiting for my girlfriend to come home. The watchman called her as soon as Grace walked in and she sneakily came out of her house to look who my girlfriend was with. Sure enough, Grace walked hand in hand with another man to our house. She even took pictures of the two so I wouldn’t deny it.
When I got home, my neighbour couldn’t wait to tell me everything she had seen.
“Come to my house now.” She said.
I knew that something was wrong but I still hoped that everyone else was wrong. When I got to her house, I found her scrolling through her phone. She didn’t even say anything. She handed me the phone and I saw the pictures that were worth a thousand words.
There were pictures of my girlfriend kissing another man outside my house. She even took photos of the man leaving my house around 3 am. I sent the photos to my girlfriend while she was at work and confronted her. She didn’t have anything to say about it – not even an apology.
It was very clear that she didn’t care about our relationship and I was the only one who was trying to make things work. I put all her belongings in a bag and left it at the watchman’s house, changed the locks to my house and moved on with my life.
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