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I am a Yaounde-based 35-year-old Banso man. I got married to my high school girlfriend 6 years ago, she is from Banso too.
5 years ago when our daughter was born, my mother-in-law left the village and moved in with us to help my wife look after our daughter. A year after that my wife's brother also left the village and joined us in Yaounde. Not long after that, my wife's cousin's daughter started University in Yaounde I, and my wife made arrangements for her to live with us while studying. Bear in mind that we live in a two bedroom house. Myself, my wife and our daughter share a room, my mother-in-law and my wife's cousin's daughter sleep in the second room and my wife's brother sleeps in the living room.
Since my mother-in-law moved in, my wife and I cannot make a decision without her involving her mother. Sometimes I feel like her mother is the "man" of the house. Her cousin's daughter has spent more than three years in Yaounde I and we have not seen a degree. We don't even know what year she is in because she always changes the topic when we ask her.
My wife is currently 6 months pregnant with our second child. I told my wife that two people have to go so that our daughter can join whosoever is in the second room and our new born baby can sleep in our room when he/she is born. My wife had an argument with me and has not talked to me for two weeks even though we sleep in the same bed.
I love my wife so much. If I were a rich man I would get a bigger house so that everyone could stay, but at the moment I am struggling to feed everyone. I know she reads this blog and will read this. Please advise us on what to do to bring peace or to make everyone happy.