Posted January 19, 2008on:
Hrim told about her unrest. She started telling her mother about the emotional abuse Harsh used to carry out by insulting her in front of their friends, his dictation in what to wear and what not to, whether she should behave in certain ways in front of others and what was expected of her once she is accepted in his family. Compromise was expected to be from her side only! What subject she should choose for her postgraduate was also to be decided by him. This was going on since three years now. Whenever she tried to break off their relationship he used to come with all the apologies and promise of a better behaviour. But scenario never changed. There was a lot of peer pressure too! She felt lonely in hostel and didn’t know whom to talk to.
After listening to all, her mother asked her a few important questions and asked her to answer them honestly to herself with out any external pressure. “Whether what she feels about Harsh is love? And even if it is, whether this love is enough to last for the rest of their life? Being an extrovert and an outgoing person, will she be able to live in the confinement of this claustrophobic relationship? And what about her career? Is she willing to take whatever crap that comes her way?”
That night the ultimate insult came from Harsh when he called and asked about her whereabouts the previous night and called her names! He challenged her character. She didn’t try to explain. She ended the conversation. Put the handle on the craddle and sighed the relief. He had helped her to take the decision.She smiled her natural smile after a long long time. She ran to her mother and hugged her.
She was free again!