A man weeps on social media after his 14-year-old daughter stepped on the charm he placed for her stepmother. “I wish I Iearnt from the failure of my first marriage and listened to the warning of my parents that jealousy and insecurity are deadly viruses in a marriage. Now I am left alone to face the consequences of my stupid action towards my wife and 14 years old daughter. My first marriage to my ex was a disaster because of our irreconcilable differences. All efforts to save the marriage were unsuccessful because of my ego, self-centredness, anger, mistrust and jealousy. She was 22 when we got married. She was very pretty and industrious but I was full of insecurity and always accused her of infidelity without proof. Everyone thought that after the birth of our first daughter Debbie, things will become normal between us but it wasn’t so. We argued a lot about little things and I questioned her every move because of mistrust. When Debbie was 10 years old, we decided to throw a party for her in our home. We invited our families, friends and colleagues. It was during the party that jealousy and insecurity took hold of me. I couldn’t withstand the compliments my wife received from everyone present. During the party, I saw her laughing and dancing freely with a particular colleague of hers. I lost control of my emotions and confronted her in anger. She got upset and was about walking out on me when I pulled her forcefully back. The guy she was dancing with tried to intervene but I punched him in the face and that irresponsible act drew the attention of everyone present. After the party, my wife told me she couldn’t take it anymore and that she wanted a divorce. Out of ego, I refused to apologize for my action and went ahead with the divorce despite appeals from parents and friends.