"I don't know who the father of my child is" - KZN listener

"I don't know who the father of my child is" - KZN listener

Will paternity issues be the final breaking point in this already rocky marriage?

TheFixer unsure of father of child

Children are a huge responsibility.

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As a parent, you are expected to raise a whole human being and the fear of messing it up is huge.

Not to mention the financial stress it can cause. So if you want kids, it is important to be 100% sure and if you have made the choice to not have children, then finding out you're going to be a mom or dad might send you spinning.

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While there is never any doubt as to who the baby's mother is, paternity isn't always as clear cut.

So much so that paternity fraud is a criminal offence in most countries. Paternity fraud refers to when a man has been incorrectly identified as the child's biological father. "Misattributed paternity" refers to when the mother might have accidentally misidentified the father, while "paternity fraud" is deliberate.

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And when are people most likely to lie about the paternity of their children? When they have been unfaithful or committed adultery.

Stacey and J Sbu this week hear from Sharon, a mother-to-be who has a very difficult decision to make. Sharon has a major dilemma so she decided to reach out to Stacey and J Sbu through a popular feature on their show known as #TheFixer. 

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#TheFixer is a feature on Stacey and J Sbu's show in which the duo gives KZN listeners an opportunity to share their dilemmas that they seek advice on. Together with the help of fellow KZN listeners, Stacey and J Sbu try to help the concerned party fix their problem.

This one might even be above their pay grade. We're talking children, fathers, futures, divorce, and marriage.

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Things could get messy.

Just like the situation Sharon has found herself in.

Sharon and her husband have been married for some time and it has not been all smooth sailing. The couple has had their fair share of struggles, including infidelity on both sides. So no one has been completely innocent.

They decided to take some time apart and they separated for three months. Their marriage was on the rocks and it seemed like they were heading for an unavoidable divorce. During that time they even started seeing other people.

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However, it was not meant to be the end. 

The couple's families intervened, they went for counselling and through some hard work, they found their way back to one another. And there was more happy news on the way - they're expecting their first child!

The only problem in Sharon isn't sure if her husband is the father of the unborn child or if the person she had been seeing during their time apart is the father?!

Listen as she shares her story in her own words in the podcast below:

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Now Sharon has to make one of the most difficult decisions of her entire life.

Does she keep quiet, not tell her husband that there is any chance that it is not his biological child, and just never find out who her child's real father is?

Or does she tell him that the child might not be his, do a paternity test, risk it all, only to have the results come back saying that it is his child and then their relationship could be under threat again?

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While we know that Sharon has found herself in quite a serious predicament, we can't help think of this infamous 'Friends' moment:


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