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You lose to the other woman. But is this other woman really gaining anything? What is the truth of these relationships anyway?
A cup broken and the saucer shattered, a few words spoken…
A soul mate turned to a mundane partner,
A beautiful relationship became responsibilities and duties.
A wine glass in hand and miles of words in the starry night,
A beautiful pain stabbing the heart, waiting for the first “hi” on screen,
While someone tossed in bed for hours, alone.
A precious relationship taking birth, opening its eyes,
Beautiful, quivering in the breeze,
While another lay dying slowly, ….
The day passes in to-do lists – milk, eggs, pulses, rice…
For one these are the foundation bricks of a family,
The other waits for the night to get rid of the mundane and slip in to that misty land.
When did the dream break? When did the smile turn fake?
When did holding hands become a duty?
When did sitting at the back of a car together become work?
When did talking become a part of the to-do list?
Do you stay?
Stay for what?
There is no one here.
A dream broken here…
Do you leave?
Leave for what?
There is no one there.
A mirage waiting there…
Can soul mates be stolen? Do they leave?
“I like talking with her.”
“I will never leave, I will do all my responsibilities.”
Do you stick to a relationship that has turned mundane? Why? And for whom? Does it matter for whom?
You lose to her who doesn’t have to make to-do lists….
But go find out she does the same with her husband.
So, the spouses will lose every time from the other one?
But how long will she stay with you? Your whole life? Will she?
There are no excel sheets, no calculations there, only beautiful moments…
What should I do? What do I do? Your body will be here, your heart won’t be. What do I do with just the wrapper?
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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
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She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
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They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.