My husband stays with two other women

I AM a mother of two children and married to a man who stays with two other women. We live in Johannesburg.

He has bought a house for the one woman and the other woman lives with his mother in KwaZulu-Natal. His mother has always hated me.

In spite of everything I still love him and his children need him.

I wanted to buy my own house but he is not prepared to sign the contract for me.

He said he no longer wants to be a part of my life and that I must forget about him.

I don't know what to do.

DT, Soweto

You must be terribly hurt and anxious that your husband is neglecting you and your children.

He has made it quite clear that he no longer wants to stay married.

Your children need to have a stable and happy home to live in.

It is so painful to be treated so badly by someone you really love.

If he is not prepared to build a life with you and the children then it might be time for you to start living your own life.

Irrespective of whether you are married to him or not, he is legally bound to maintain his children.

This situation is not healthy and you must consider moving on with your life.

It won't be easy but you need to put yourself and your children first.

You can also seek legal advice.

Contact the Wits Law Clinic on 011-717-8552.