The Notion Of Love Is Changing And That’s Something To Celebrate! #LettersToMyEx

Posted: February 20, 2018

With the changing times, the notion of love in Indian society is also changing into something more practical and real. A quick recap of our #WomenOnTheMove chat with a very special guest. 

Our weekly Twitter chat #WomenOnTheMove covers a range of issues of interest to women. This week, we talked about how definitions of love and romance are changing in modern India, and we had a special guest, bestselling author Nikita Singh, who answered questions about her writing process and her latest book Letters To My Ex, as well as how she writes romance that is ‘real’.

One of the things to cheer for that emerged from the chat was how love has changed from the traditionally propagated ‘Saat Janam ka Rishta’ to a more practical, inclusive and relaxed notion which does not have rigid, useless demands. This is especially important for women where the idea of ‘one great love’ has always been tied to ‘purity’ and ‘chastity’.

Love is not supposed to be this one thing to be achieved in life. It is a collective, of things we learn, people we meet, people we let go. How can all of this be expected to coagulate into this one life-changing event?

The idea of women having more than one partner in her lifetime is also taking root gradually, which is so, so great and liberating to so many women out there who keep themselves from going out there and finding someone. Second chances and happy endings are something that Nikita Singh is very fond of and that is evident in her books.

She also talks about how heartbreak is an event that occurs to almost everyone, at least once in their lives and how we should try to learn from it.

Speaking of heartbreaks, it cannot be denied that they are painful and hard to get through. It’s not easy to always look at the brighter side when all you see around yourself is lonely darkness and melancholy.There were many ways suggested to get through one, so here’s a handy guide if you’re looking!

So, the moral of this post is: Take it easy, don’t stress if you still haven’t found the love of your life or if you’ve lost it. It’s okay. It will all be fine, just take care of yourself…

Nikita Singh’s new novel Letters To My Ex is being launched this week, on Feb 22nd, 2018 in Mumbai, and on Feb 23rd, 2018, in Bangalore. Sign up here!

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