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Dear MIL, If You ‘Get A Headache’ With My Way Of Doing Things, Go Ahead With Your Way!

When I decided to let my mother in law and husband do all the work they cribbed about, by themselves, and they soon came around.

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Who Was At Fault? Mira, Her Husband, Her In-Laws, Or Her Parents?

He knew his wife and daughter were troubling Mira, but he had kept himself out thinking that these were the ladies' problems, and he shouldn't get involved.

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Mother-In-Law Gives My Husband Pocket Money And Controls Privacy As He Is…’Just A Child.’

A new mom learns to feed, protect, and educate her child. But what happens when the mother keeps doing it even after 30 years?!  

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Rani Lakshmibai Fought For Her People’s Rights, How Can Someone Call Her ‘Inauspicious’?!

Today, I heard a comment that "Rani Lakshmi Bai was inauspicious, she lost her baby, her husband, and finally her kingdom." What, really?! Haven't you read any history?

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In 5 Yrs They Took Away My Home, Identity, My Confidence, And Any Hope For The Future

The first time I talked about this with my husband, he told me that he was already sharing his room with me, which was more than anything he had ever done for an outsider.

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My Parents Broke Their Promise To Keep Me Safe When They Married Me To An Abusive Man

Then came the day I regret the most, the worst decision of my life, my wedding day. They chose the guy and promised that they have found a good guy, and that he would love me.

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We’re Sanskaari Indians So How Dare A Wife Spend Even Her Own Money On Her Parents!

Why is it okay if the guy spends lakhs on his family but not okay if his wife buys something for her family with her own hard-earned money?

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Is Marriage Just For A Girl To Lose Her Dreams And Serve The Man She Married?

I am married to a man who knows only how to bow to his mother's wishes, who needs to take his mother's permission even to enter his wife's bedroom.

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Mentally Tortured & Treated Poorly, She Finally Decided To Simply Give Up

If she told her family about her marital issues they would create problems. But if she told no-one, she would succumb to the suffering. 

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I Am Grateful For All The Women In My Life For Making Me Who I Am!

From those who supported me to the ones who tried to suppress me, here's why I am grateful and thankful to all the women in my life.

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Penpals

I feel so happy when I see mails from my pen pals that I immediately want to respond.

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The Problematic ‘Tradition’ Of Dowry That Most Indians Have In Common!

The practise of dowry, despite being illegal, is such a common phenomenon in India even today! Let me tell you how it is a business deal.

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I Have Now Realised Getting Married Has Only Made My Life A Living Hell!

Looking at my own life and that of other women in India, I sometimes wonder, what if all the females disappeared one day?

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This New Year, I Decided To Value And Love Myself Because No One Else Seems To!

This year has taught me a lot but the biggest lesson I learnt was that no matter what I do, I am still an outsider at my husband's house!

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Have You Ever Wondered What Happens When Jamai Raja Becomes Ghar Jamai?

In my experience, when a jamai raja becomes a ghar jamai his treatment by the family changes drastically. Let me explain!

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My In-Laws Don’t Understand Why I Need To Stay With My Parents During My Pregnancy!

It is unfair that my SIL is staying with us for over 3 years but now even when I am pregnant, I am forbidden from going to my parents' house!

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It Isn’t All That Hard To Remember That A DIL Is Also Someone’s Daughter!

While my married SIL lives with our family, I am not allowed to even meet my parents. No one here seems to understand what I go through!

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If You’re A Fairly Healthy, Adult Indian Woman, You’ve Already Won The Battle Of Survival!

From infanticide to dowry deaths, women face challenges at every step in life. Why is it so hard for society to let women just live?

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It Is From Experience That I Say, Babies Are Blessings Who Help Us Fight Darkness!

While I don't have a baby of my own, there is a baby who's been helping me battle my depression. I truly believe he is a blessing in my life.

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From Pocket Money To Marriage, I Realised Everything Has Shades Of Grey In It!

It took me more than 20 years to realise that the world isn't black and white and that all my relationships are tinged with shades of grey!

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Whose Mistake Is It If A Once Happy Girl Slowly Slips Into Depression Post Marriage?

In India almost every girl suffers the loss of her dreams, and even more after marriage – it’s the ‘normal’. Can’t we support her instead? In India, daughters have been always looked down upon, and many are not even allowed to be born. Among the ones that survive, a lucky few are given a home […]

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Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani That Shows How Deep The Rot Is, Destroying Lives And Families

Indian families think that "the girls will adjust" to anything thrown at them, and this leads to a lot of heartache all around. When will this change?

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I Have Lost Myself In My Marriage But I Am Staying Only Because I Love My Husband

For the past four years of my marriage, my life has only been hell. I am nothing more than a maid to him and his family. Should I just leave?

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I Am Not Against Arranged Marriages, I Just Don’t Want Anyone Going Through What I Did

Four years ago, I had an arranged marriage and my life changed only for worse. Here's why I don't want anyone going through what I did.

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Time May Fix Everything But It Doesn’t Fill The Space Left By Your Best Friends Moving On

After finding my best friends at work, I thought we would stay the same for life. But, I was mistaken and 4 years later, I still miss them.

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After Experiencing Complete And Utter Silence, I Realised, Silence Truly Isn’t Golden

Personally, I don't think silence is golden. For me, when people are silent, they're hiding something. Can something hiding pain be golden?

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Social Media FOMO And 5 Other Reason I Think The Internet Is The Cause Behind Divorces

Right from the constant need to outdo others to knowing too much, here is why I believe the internet is the cause behind some divorces. 

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Like Mine, An Arranged Marriage Without Ever Being In Love Can Be Hazardous

Our youth should learn to navigate love before they 'settle down', as a 'vaccine' against heartbreak in an impossible, skewed marital relationship more difficult to get out of.

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Lost And Confused, The Bride Started To Feel Broken, Day By Day And Piece By Piece

Time passed at its own pace and her situation worsened, but she never told them the whole truth. Who would she tell? She didn't trust anyone.

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My Transition From Daughter To Daughter-In-Law Has Only Been Rough And Unexpected!

Four years ago, I got married and went from being a daughter to a daughter-in-law. And my life has not been the same ever since!

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Twenty Years Later, I Saw Her – She Didn’t Look Like Herself At All

Today, I saw her, twenty years later. She was alone in a dimly lit room and it didn't look like she had anything with her.

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It Took Me Years To Understand It But I Just Realised I Have No Family!

The whole family sits together and drinks tea but my tea is left on the kitchen platform. That's how it's been for as long as I can remember.

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Since My Marriage 4 Years Ago, My Life Only Seems To Have Changed For The Worse!

Right from the food I eat to the people I talk to, my life has changed drastically since I got married. And most of it, not for good...

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I Made The Mistake Of Getting Married 4 Years Ago And Since Then, I’ve Lived In My Personal Hell!

Marriages aren't always made in heaven, some make your life hell. Mine is one such marriage. Read this before you get married!

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I Live With 3 MILs And It Is Just As Terrible As You’d Think

If you think living with one MIL is bad, imagine my plight as I live with three! My MIL and my sisters-in-law have made my life living hell!

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When Even My Parents Said That As A Married Woman ‘It Is His Decision How He Wants To Keep Me’

My in-laws have often said that I don't have a right to behave as if this is my home, and my parents have told me that their home is no longer my home as they have done my kanyadaan.

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You Can’t Insult Her Family, & 11 Other Ways You Can’t Treat Your Daughter In Law

Dear in-laws - do not be the reason your daughter in law gives up on her marriage, as she is her own person who knows how she wants to live her life.

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Work From Home Doesn’t Mean I Am Available To Do All The Household Chores And Be Your Maid!

As the country is in a lockdown, several working women are suffering as they are forced to do their office work and household chores too. Time for a change?

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Another Activity You Can Think Of Taking Up During Corona Lockdown

Your diary is your one friend that will never back stab you, your memories and your secrets will always be safe.

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