SIL And SIL

Posted: November 3, 2018

Today I was watching some daily soaps on television. However, I couldn’t find anything engaging so I was only flipping channels.

Nevertheless, I noticed a very common thing in all daily soaps, that was the character of a SIL or a bhabhi. Therefore I couldn’t stop myself penning down on this topic.

In our Indian culture, a bhabhi is always considered to be just like another mother of all devers and nanads; she is expected as a person who would pour love, affection, and respect amongst all.




When she enters her new home she becomes a bahu, a wife and a bhabhi. Apparently it looks easy, however, it is not. Well, besides being a bahu and a wife, now she is a lovable bhabhi in her new family who is welcomed in order to get a good friend, a well-wisher and above all, a person who will look after and give all respect to their parents with all her heart and soul.

However, a question always keep hitting my mind that does the relationship “bhabhi” really exist in odd situations?” What I have seen is that this relationship is burdened underneath many relationships and expectations. It is a conditional relationship. If a bhabhi doesn’t have good relations with sisters-in-law parents or brother or she doesn’t fulfill other’s expectations, this relation loses its beauty, it doesn’t exist, so let it bloom selflessly, without expectations, even it will be a beautiful one like other relations.

As far as my relationship with my bhabhi is concerned, I always want to give her unconditional love. I love her only as my bhabhi whatever terms she has with my parents or with my brother. First of all, she is my bhabhi then she is a bahu of my parents or wife of my brother. The relationship that bond us and the one, I want to make meaningful, is that of a sister-in-law and sister-in-law. Neither do I want to be her sister nor want her to be my sister because already we have a beautiful relationship of being a SIL and SIL.

Dear readers, if you agree with me, kindly follow and like my post. If you have any suggestions and opinion, do let me know through the comments.

Earlier Published here.

Image Source – Still from the daily soap Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi

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