I Was the Other Woman

Courage’s story #10: My paternal grandfather stole my father’s estate, and I stole my friend’s fiancé and married the man. After three decades of marriage, we had a nasty divorce. Karma is my house guest.

Bassey BY
3 min readApr 23, 2022


Photo by Sage Friedman on Unsplash


Have you ever been betrayed by someone you trusted?

My name is Courage. Here is my story.

My father had an auto accident, died, and left behind my mother and three children under five.

My sister, Imaete, was a two-month-old baby and my mother was on maternity leave when my father died.

No meaningless excuses, I was wrong to steal my best friend’s fiancé, and she caught me red-handed.

Sunshine in my family after many years of suffering:

Life is difficult for everyone, and many people suffer more than others. But my experience shows if you believe in yourself, work hard, and are ready to grab any opportunity, you can help yourself grow.

I'm heading to law school.

I arrived in Lagos and loved my flat; the flat complex was close to my school.

Mfoniso got a Visa, and she was leaving for Germany soon. My friend was always lucky, and she was excited to leave our drama behind.

After a few months in Lagos, things seemed interesting with Bello.

My thought was, “Who should I choose, Mfoniso or Bello. My dilemma was I may lose a good friend for life and ruin our family connection forever.”

The doorbell rang, and I opened the door, and a FedEx woman delivered a letter. It was mail from Mfoniso. She shared her graduation gift with me. Wow, a big check.



Bassey BY

I write lifestyle stories that help us get healthier, wiser, happier,& wealthier.I like to organize, garden, cook & invest.