Story of a Married Girl – Infostarr.com
In the first two months of my sister’s marriage to our cousin, everything went well. But later, her in-laws started criticizing her over everything and put a lot of restrictions on her. My parents overlooked this matter at first, considering it the natural problems every girl faces early in her marriage. But when my Aunt’s attitude worsened, we had to bring our sister back home. My Aunt started talking bad about her to our relatives and other people. I too was engaged to my Aunt’s younger son, and because of all this, our parents broke off our engagement as well. The issue had become so big that my sister had to ask for divorce from her husband. Our family was devastated. We not only stopped being in contact with our relatives, but stopped talking amongst ourselves as well. My father was never the kind of person who could open up in front of his family; and my parents could not even share their grief together. We were all so frustrated with our circumstances that whenever we did talk, we ended up fighting amongst ourselves. Through all this, my sister remained the strongest. She became our strength and gave us the support that we should have been giving her. She took admission in a university and started doing M.Phil. as she didn’t want life to pull her down. There was a friend of mine who went through the same ordeal as my sister, and became psychologically ill. My sister was the one who encouraged her to move forward in life and now she is doing a job as well as studying in M.Phil with my sister. I believe it is very important for a family to be able to support each other through such circumstances, and be able to communicate. When they stop communicating, they begin to fall apart, as my family did. But I am glad for my sister who didn’t allow a tragedy to pull her down; instead, she found the strength to stand on her own two feet again.
Source: Humans of Pakistan