marriage and relationships
After a few years of marriage, my mother developed OCD and depression. My father stood by her and helped her heal.
When a girl who has worked hard through her boards, her pre-entrance exams, her collage is ready to pursue higher education, her parents raise their hands and surrender. We don’t have money to educate you further, they tell her.
That a woman can wish for something other than a good marriage is still a hard idea for this society to digest.
My rightful place is at home with the parents I was born to, my uterus belongs to me so I can leave it empty for as long as I like.
Us women are conditioned to internalise the blame for anything that goes wrong, even if it affects our own well being, and that needs to change.
Why should I be forced to adjust in a marriage if I can live a healthy, complete and happy life on my own?
You have probably already told them all the things you don’t like about them so focus on the good. Be generous in giving compliments.
What is better for children stuck in dysfunctional marriages? That their parents separate, or that they stay in a toxic relationship?
Isn’t it a good practice to give your partner some space online, so that they won’t have to think of your reaction to everything you post?
When their wives begin earning well, it gives husbands a sort of existential crisis. Does my family even need me, if they can do well without me? What is my standing in a marriage, if not as a breadwinner?
It is about time that we discussed how in most Indian households, the duty of tending to elders falls chiefly on daughters-in-laws.
The gendering of duties which sends women picking after their husbands or put their needs first was never about love. It was always about establishing a hierarchy, in our society, in our homes and in our bedrooms.