A Short Story About Domestic Abuse: “The Window To Her Life “

In the dark, She used to gather her strength to heal the wounds of her heart. It was getting late and she had so many things to do. She got up, switched on the lights and the sight of wounds on her body broke down her spirit, once again………
Read the full story here:   http://alifelessordinarywithsaurabhavna.com/2018/06/23/a-short-story-about-domestic-abuse-the-window-to-her-life/

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What’s pulling down your marriage?

Are you wondering why?
Why are you wondering?
You shouldn’t wonder;
You should know exactly
Why your marriage isn’t
Moving as it should;
Yes, your marriage is
Limping, and limping well;
Why wouldn’t it limp?
You’ve never accepted
Your mistakes;
You think
You are never wrong;
That you are always right;
You blame your spouse
All the times;
You take your marriage
And your spouse
For granted;
You listen to gossip,
And allow it to poison
Your mind;
How can you be surprised?
I am not surprised;
You do many things
To pull down your marriage;
And so don’t be surprised
That it’s coming down;
You are the one pulling
Down your marriage.
It may come down in a heap;
Like a storey building
That crumbles.

Two halves one whole

How sweet it is!

That you are my better half;

And I am your other half,

And the two halves

Make a best whole;

No longer two but one,

No longer separate but united;

Cemented together for life;

Until death do us part.

I was inspired by a post by Bhavna Saurabh Sharma “Not just his ‘Better Half…’ to write this poem on Android. That’s why I can’t provide the link. You will find that post here on SIWO.

Not Just His ‘Better Half’, I Am A ‘Whole person’ on my own too.

Yes, I am in a good & happy relationship. Yes, very much in love also!!! But wait, what? Do you also think that’s all my identity is about?

Highly educated wives

The story goes of a highly qualified woman who is married to a lowly qualified man and they are living very well.

But other similar marriages have not worked or do not work well.

The common belief is that the highly educated woman with a lowly educated or lowly placed husband, often wants to treat him shabbily especially if she is the principal bread winner for the family.

Many men thus abhor tying the nuptial knot with a woman who is higher than them be it in education or in social status.

Some questions arise:

Is it a wise decision for a man to take as wife someone who is higher than him in education?

Is it wise for a man of low social standing to marry a woman of high standing?

Should a woman look down on her husband because of her higher level of education and position?

Your take on this will be highly appreciated.