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Talk To Steph: My Genotype Dilemma

I’m in love with this guy. We’ve been dating for a year now. I am 28 and he is 31. He hasn’t proposed yet but he is someone I really wish to spend the rest of my life with and we love each other so much.

In the 10th month of our relationship, we discovered that we are both of the AS Genotype.

He was the one who discovered it and we decided to end the relationship but it couldn’t work. We parted ways for some weeks and came back again because we couldn’t do without each other. Right now, I am still in the relationship with him.

I love this guy so much, what should I do?

I received the email above from a reader named Tayo. Through her words, I can see she is in a very difficult situation and must make a decision urgently. It is also a very delicate situation. Things could turn out good by God’s grace, or could turn out really, really ugly. Raising a child with Sickle Cell Anemia is one of the most challenging situations any family can go through. It gets really tough and the loss of a child is not something any parent should have to face.

These are important things you must think about dear, and I pray God gives you the grace and strength to make the right decision.

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you the very best.

SL Fabz, kindly give her some advice in dealing with this situation. Do you know of any couple with AS Genotype who knowingly got married? How did it turn out for them?

*Remember, if you have a challenge in your relationship that you need advice for, please send an email to with the subject ‘Talk To Steph’

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