I finally have the heart to open up to my instagram family a little more and talk about my past that only my closest friends and family know about.
I had an arranged marraige at an early age ( got hitched when I was 22, I mean that is early right) and yes,my parents never forced it on me.
There are moments in your life when you don't know what path to choose and then an opportunity comes your way and you think it is the right one for you. The same happened with me. I thought it was the right decision at that point in my life and without giving a lot of thought to any repercussions I tied the knot. I mean I was happy and isn't that our ultimate goal from all the decisions we take in our life, to be happy with what and who you have in your life?
So I happily got married and shifted to my husband's house in Nashik- a very down to earth and simple family (just the kind I wanted). I made everything very clear before the marriage, that I would like to pursue my further studies, work and I like working out. I mean these seem like the basics to us right?
So I got myself enrolled for a distance learning MBA, and even though it was a distance learning course, didn't mean I didn't have to study. I will obviously have to give some time to studying and the online exams. But my mother in law didn't like my dedication towards academics. There were times when there was a family function or dinner, I made sure that I fulfill all my duties as the wife and the daughter in law first, but they just couldn't accept the fact that they had a dedicated bahu.
Not only this, my grandmother was suffering from cancer, and after weeping for days, they finally agreed to let me visit her in my hometown for a few days.
And here comes another one, my brother had an elbow surgery and he needed a scribe to write his exams, I was ready to drive down from Nashik to Mumbai everyday to write his exams because my family needed me, but my in laws said NO!
How can I not be there for my brother when this ONE TIME he needed me the most!
My father used to send me money as my husband's family inspite of being filthy rich, thought it was my father's duty to still give me money. (Continued in comments) - 11 hours ago