Complications Even the Happiest Couples Deal With… 7

At times after having a big fight or an argument with your partner you get that feeling, things aren’t working out, because happy couples don’t fight. If you have felt so, then you will be surprised to know there is nothing called as ‘perfect couple’ exists and if a couple claims themselves to be, then either they don’t want to accept it or they haven’t discovered it yet. No relationship is without complications the only difference with happy couples is they know how to deal with it. Before you blame yourself to be unperfect, allow me to wash off your myth coz you…..

1. You’re Two Different Personalities

This is such a simple observation, no matter how many things you both have in common, but you should accept that you are two different people and will have clashes on few things. Accepting this fact can minimize the unnecessary conflicts which take place when you force your partner to do or see things the way you do.

2. Not Thinking Before Speaking

When we are angry, this is something we all do, at times a person who doesn’t lose his calm easily blurts out hurtful statements which he didn’t mean and regrets after saying. In this situation, you must learn to let go, this will help in reducing arguments and resentment.

3. Not Liking or Being Liked by Your Partner’s Family

It’s completely normal to be not liked by one of your partner’s family member, but that doesn’t mean you should stop him from hanging out with them or he should force you to start liking them. The same applies to the situation if one of his friend or family member doesn’t like you. The key is, agree to disagree.

4. Feeling Like Your Relationship Has Lost the Spark

After a couple of years, every happy couple feels this, that their relationship is losing its’s spark. He may not get excited about the ‘monthly anniversary’ like before or vice versa. You might feel like there is no excitement left and he isn’t attracted to anymore. Here you must understand that as time passes priorities and responsibilities change thus, both of you should work together to rekindle that spark. Vacations are always the best idea…;)

5. Dealing with Mood Swings

We all get stressed out at work and rarely get a chance to vent it out the very moment. There is a possibility your partner is having those rough days at the office and you find him complaining and cribbing about every small thing. This might irritate you, but you must remain calm and understand that now he needs your love and care more than ever. Happy couples show that they’re there for each other. Don’t they?

6. Handling Conflict

As I mentioned, two people have different personalities, so its’s obvious they will deal with conflict differently. One partner may prefer staying alone with his/her thoughts, while the other may prefer to talk about it immediately. As a couple, both of you must understand this and find a way that is agreeable by both to solve the conflict.

I hope I did my part in making you understand the ‘happy couple’ theory. Now, it’s your call, whether to keep playing a blame game or to handle your relationship as a smart adult.

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Let there be no other Pradyuman! 1926

 

Dear All,

This is an open letter to whomsoever it may concern, I am really shaken by the death of Pradyuman and series of events that have surfaced in different schools victimising little kids.

I am a mother of a 2-year-old child and the day I saw the news about the cold-blooded murder of a 7-year-old Pradyumn, I was left dumbstruck. Well, I never doubted the fact that human is the most dangerous animal but the way this little boy was murdered is…..no word can describe it.

I don’t know if there was something wrong with schools or there is something seriously wrong with the school management. But, another point that I would like to raise here is about the playschools.

I think most of the parents nowadays send their kids to playschool. It’s a place where children learn the basics of life and get geared up to enter the real world of schooling. But, have you noticed that there are so many playschools have mushroomed in every nook and corner of the city.

I just want to know how many such schools are affiliated or is there any system in place which assures that these playschools follow a set pattern. It might not concern a few but to many of us, it is a point of worry. Knowing the fact that our little ones are very small, they can barely speak clearly, they are too naïve to understand the ill-intentions and malicious thoughts; under such circumstances, there is a dire need to have a system in place which sets the certain protocol for opening playschools.

Even if there are parameters that need to be met to open playschool, it’s important to check for those schools which are running in a room or in a small area where no amenities are present.

What can we do as parents?

I agree to the fact that schools are the second home for a child but, taking into account the recent precedence, it is the time that we as parents take up the charge and become proactive.

If you are planning to enroll your child or have already enrolled then you must have these pointers on your radar-

  • You must know about the playschool and its staff.
  • Try to stay personally connected with the staff members and other staff of the school
  • Enquire about the verification procedure of the staff members
  • The schools should have enquired complete details about each member of the staff, starting from the teachers to the watchman
  • Enquire about the first aid facility available in the school
  • Make sure that you drop your child to his/her class
  • You should do a surprise check in the school
  • Don’t forget to meet your ward’s teacher regularly
  • And the most important thing, you should observe the behavior of your child. It’s very important that you must check if your child is happy to go to school and at the same time he/she is happy while coming back.

These are a few suggestions from my end, you can obviously leave your opinions and feedback on the same. Let’s promise to ensure the safety of our children and their childhood.

 

 

 

Why is ‘Adoption’ unapproved by society for an unmarried single parent? 1383

I was preparing for sleep last night when my friend Asmi called me up. She was sounding flustered. More than flustered, there was a rage in her voice. It happens rarely that Asmi cries. She is 30, strong, self-reliant and a career-oriented woman. She didn’t marry because she chose not to marry. There is no catastrophic heartbreak story behind. Her focus has always been on her career. She is practical and staunched.

I understood her heart is really heavy else there has never been any place for tears in her eyes.

I quizzed her the reason.

“I am not crying because am sad, I am crying because am helpless and exasperated.” Asmi retorted.

I didn’t interrupt and allowed her to put her heart out.

“Preeti, I called my mother last night and had an argument with her.” she continued.

“I told my mother that I want to adopt a baby. Before I could say anything further she started yelling at me. She scolded me saying, Asmi already because of your decision of not getting married we are in pain. Why are you adding troubles to our lives? If you really want to adopt a baby just forget us. We have to live in this society and will have to answer people around. You have always done whatever you want but this time you are crossing your limits.

If not today, maybe tomorrow you will get married. Who will marry a girl with one child? Such things appear good in movies only. You better start focusing on marriage now. Preeti, My mother wasn’t even ready to listen to my thoughts”. Asmi started sobbing.

I really had no words to console her. Her thoughts were irreproachable and valiant.

But we cannot even disregard the fact that we live in a hypocrite society. When celebrities like Sushmita, Angelina, Sunny and more adopt a baby, we eulogize, lionize, praise their thoughts and we consider it as an act of kindness. We appreciate their humanity. We deduce that they gave a new life to someone. But when anyone from our own house even thinks of adoption we make them go through ignominy by coming up with the questions like is there any medical issue? Are you not straight? Why don’t you marry and then plan your own baby? Why are you trying to shame your parents? Why don’t you understand this baby won’t be your own blood? Are you kidding? Etc.

I’ve read somewhere that parenthood requires love and not DNA. I wish we really understand that. Your genes won’t define your family, our family is built with love care and respect. There are many people who do have a heart for adoption but fear comes in between. Fear of society.

I wish people understand that adopting a baby whether you are single or married isn’t a crime.

Adoption will not only give a baby a family but will also give us a special feeling. A feeling of being human. Probably the purpose we all are here for, giving life a life.