One of the many side effects of marriage essentially entails losing one’s dear friends. And, in recovering from the sorrow of estrangement from paternal members, it is left as a wound that seldom heals. With time, friends with whom every wish was shared, are reduced to disregarded phone numbers and the several cherished moments take up cozy corners in the dark recesses of the mind.Continue reading
A popular belief holds that marriages are made in heaven – that every individual has his or her destined partner waiting somewhere. This is essentially fairy tale-like! But, what if this predestined partner belongs to a different caste? In India, where caste differences play a vital role in dictating the norms of survival, in what manner are such marriages seen?Continue reading
A familiar proverb state, “Better be alone than in bad company.” Well, the distressing reality of a divorce can perhaps be interpreted in a similar way. The separation of parents is indeed a painful affair for a kid, but what about the trauma that he may have endured due to daily bickering, the ceaseless hurling of mean abuses and at times, even fatal domestic violence between emotionally estranged parents? It then becomes imperative for the child that such uncompromising parents get alienated by a divorce.
How many children are affected by divorce: Examining the statistics
Several reports claim that nearly 50% of American children, born at present, are likely to witness parental divorce even before they turn 18. According to another research, one, out of ten kids of divorced parents, may witness them getting divorced again about three or more times!
This article seeks to analyze the positive consequences of divorce on children so that the experience, even though bitter, can be calmly accepted and survived.
The positive impact of divorce on children: An estimation
Assures a healthy environment: Recurrent observation of squabbles and ego clashes between parents builds up irritation and dejection in a child, eventually morphing him into a perpetually disconcerted individual, a misfit in any society. A divorce signifies a permanent termination of such power struggles and the child being distanced, no longer has to cringe in seclusion or make plaintive attempts to douse the bitter outburst. In fact, except the prickling remembrance of the split, there is nothing that can impede his natural emotional growth.
Aids in psychological growth: Often, it has been observed that children that go through the divorce of parents emerge more mature than those, nurtured amidst the protective guidance of both parents. While tackling unhappy parents, a child learns the bitter truth about life. He embraces the virtues of adjustment, patience, and empathy, adheres to his limitations and is better disposed to overcome the hurdles of life. Moreover, the ordeal of a divorce enables a child to grasp the truth that henceforth his mother or father won’t always be there for him. And, it is this realization that makes him self-sufficient.
Allows each parent to be extra attentive: Most parents caught up in the daily chores of routine survival, can hardly spare some valuable time for their kids. After that, if marital disputes become an unavoidable appendage, then the word “family” gets reduced to a mere sham. The detachment enforced by a divorce enables each parent to think more about the welfare of his child. Consequently, the kid also benefits from the added vigilance imparted by each parent. He relishes the undivided attention and in the long term, has a better understanding of each parent.
Promotes adaptability through living in extended families: Often, a divorced father or mother remarries and thus there is the inclusion of household members such as a step brother or sister. Now, though initial acceptance might appear as a precarious threat, it is through the bittersweet co-mixing of both that the seeds of togetherness and resilience get germinated.
When a part of our body, say a leg or a finger gets infected and decays, the doctor generally recommends the portion to be severed so that the other organs remain safe. A broken marriage that shows no signs of recovery and only incites harshness, receives a somewhat similar resolution through a divorce. And it becomes particularly significant for the poor kid, for though there remains the agony of separation, there is the promise of a better life with new possibilities and resolute dreams.
The tiny heart started beating faster; the plump fist clenched harder and before long, it had successfully implanted a heavy blow on the tempting forehead of the one sitting beside him.Continue reading
The neon lights blinked. Her mind rambled between numerous fleeting images of the past and present; Ben, suddenly skipping meals, flaring up at petty issues, becoming withdrawn and grumpy. And today she was confronting her worst nightmare, her husband lying prostrate, seemingly peaceful but struggling for dear life; he had attempted suicide.Continue reading
Marriage is a complicated journey. Having a strong marriage becomes even more of a challenge after a little one is born. In this article, we have 17 moms share who share their valuable tips and advice for a strong marriage after baby. Thank you, beautiful moms!
Hunting for birthday gifts for your man can be real task. Guys don’t tend to get attracted to cute stuff like girls do.
If you gift him a love quote frame or a bunch of flowers, chances are that it won’t make much of an impression in his mind, even if he loves the effort you put into buying something nice.
One thing I should tell you is that Men are “practical”. They always see “How can I use it?” or “What’s in it for me?” in anything you give him.
The gifts you give him should be either:
- An expression of your love (Eg: A poem)
- A Practical and functional item (Eg: headphones)
- Something that matches his taste (Eg: A unique cook book for someone who loves cooking)
- Anything Personalised (Eg: A collage frame with photos of you and him)
Sure, Your husband loves you!
But is it the same love you felt on your first date?
Or your honeymoon?
How to make your husband love you like those honeymoon days?
Yes! Here are the fool proof ways to make your husband fall in love with you again!Continue reading
This article is a part of The Complete Guide to Dealing with your Mother-in-law – Chapter Six
It’s wonderful if your mother-in-law is your best buddy. But what if you are stuck with an intrusive mother-in-law who doesn’t respect your personal space? As I already said in one of my previous posts, the concept of boundaries does not exist in India as they do in the west. Mothers-in-law believe that they have all the rights on their son’s life, thus end up invading your private life.Continue reading
I feel there’s no such thing as “made for each other”. People have unique and diverse mindsets. A happy couple is never synonymous to a perfect couple; Instead, it’s just two diverse and different persons complimenting each other and enjoy differences. Happy couples create love. They love to compromise and take responsibility. Here are 13 things happy couples do differently than the rest.