A young father of two, left home for work one morning and he didn’t return home as usual after the day’s work.
His phone was switched off and all attempt to reach him was futile.
After a frantic search for a month, he was presumed dead by his family. Only his wife thought he was still alive because his body was not found.
Well the father of two, eventually resurfaced after eight months when he ran out of money.
He reached out to a close friend for financial assistant and confessed to him that he was tired of his marriage and he didn’t want any family drama. So he pulled the disappearing act to get his wife, off his back.
Angry with his friend disappearing stunt, he told everyone involved and that was how they all knew he delibrately ran away from home.
Why do that, I commented when l was told. Why put your family and friends in agony? Why not just ask for a divorce and work things out amicably or go tough to reach a divorce settlement. That is still better than running away.
Only a coward or a mean spirited fellow will do that. Without thinking of his parents, kids and friends he ran away without a trace leaving them to grieve for his death when he is alive.
As a friend, I will probably not have anything to do with such a person again. Even as a family, trust will forever be thrown out of the window.
Not matter how difficult things may be, face your challenges instead of running away. The problem we are running away from, will be there waiting for us when we come back.
It’s like drowning yourself in alcohol to forget your problem. When the effect of the drink disappears, the problem will still be staring at you in the face wearing suit and tie.
Let’s not continue to sweep our problems under the carpet, hoping it will go away. Challenges don’t have wings, they can’t fly away. Stay and resolve it or learn to live with it, if it can’t be resolved. At least you know you tried your best.