Susanna Nwachukwu, 96, has spoken up about her lifetime battle with being unmarried and the part her biological father played in it.
Ms. Nwachukwu, who is still childless and is past reproductive age, said during an emotional chat that she wanted to start a family of her own, but her father prevented her from doing so.
She said that a string of potential husbands sought her hand during her adolescent era. Sadly, every request was declined simply because the suitors weren’t Catholic.
As early as elementary school, according to Ms. Nwachukwu, she started getting romantic proposals, but her late father vehemently rejected each one because of the prospective spouse’s non-Catholic views.
She jokingly recounted several of her suitors’ names in Igbo, her native tongue.
When asked why she didn’t pursue suitors even after her father passed away, Ms. Nwachukwu responded that it was extremely difficult to go against her parents’ wishes even after they had passed away.
She acknowledged the severe toll it had taken on her own pleasure and contentment, but she yet voiced profound sadness about how her late father’s actions had affected her life.
Despite the difficulties she encountered, she was able to find comfort and meaning in her profession.
Ms. Nwachukwu dedicated an astounding 21 years and two months of her life throughout the years to working in a neighborhood hospital.