I know my husband is cheating on me. 2271

We got married 2 years back. My parents chose my husband for me and I’ve no regrets. We were staying in Pune away from our families. Everything was going smooth and we were a happy couple.

One day, my husband unfolds that he got a job offer in Mumbai and he is very excited about the same. The company is paying him well along with the accommodation.

He left the decision to me whether I want to stay back, work in Pune till I find a new job in Mumbai and meet him on weekends only or I want to quit the present job and be with him in Mumbai and then search for a better option. I plump for the 1st option.

Though it was strenuous, I was dealing with it well. I used to eagerly wait for weekends. Days passed, weeks passed, 2 months passed.

One Friday, as usual, I called up my husband, but he didn’t answer my call. I tried calling him many times in 2 hours, but there was no response. I distraught and had no clue what to do. I awaited his call, but he didn’t call me back.

After 3 hours he dropped me a message “Hi, I am busy and won’t be able to make it this weekend”. This sudden change in behaviour I could not swallow.

He was never like that. He always would call me, keep me updated and would never skip a single weekend.

It was around 8 at night. I was kind of apprehensive. I called up one of his close friends.

“Hi Sushant, This is Avni this side”. I pretended to be normal, but I couldn’t.

“Yes Avni, how are you doing?” his tone was a little unsteady.

“Where is Raghav?” I asked him straight. “He is in a meeting.” He responded quickly.

“Are you sure, Shushant?” I asked in an unbending tone.

“Sorry Avni, I lied. I was about to call you. I want you to come over to Mumbai now. It’s a 3 hours drive and my wife Shalini is in Pune right now. You can come along with her”. He replied after a pause.

I was perturbed. “What happened? Is Raghav alright?” I questioned.

“Raghav is cheating upon you. He is in his flat. I want you to confront him. She stays with him. I am sorry Avni. I should have told you long back but I couldn’t gather that courage. Please come”.

I couldn’t say a word and disconnected the call.

“Raghav is cheating upon me” I kept repeating those words. I couldn’t believe my ears. Before I could act or react the doorbell rang. I rushed towards the door, hoping it to be a prank.

I opened the door and Shalini was there.

“Let’s go now.” she said.

I was numb. She helped me locked the door. “Shalini, Raghav cannot do this. I can’t doubt him. I am not going anywhere”. I said with tearful eyes.

“Sit in the car and let’s check by ourselves. “ She ordered.

For the next 3 hours, she drove continuously. There was silence yet I could hear something. That something was “echo of the past”.

All the memories flashed at once. 2 years, no, 2 beautiful years, couldn’t banish from my head.

Ours was an arranged marriage yet he loved me so much. He pampered me, cared for me, fought with me and then loved me even more and vice versa. Ours was a happy family. We were content and very much in love but then what made him leave me and be disloyal. I felt wrenched and his thoughts inflamed my feelings.  I wasn’t sure of my reaction after seeing them together. I wept continuously. Shalini didn’t say a word. She drove quietly, not disturbing my thoughts.

Finally, we reached his house. I had the duplicate keys of his flat. I never came to see his flat before and never thought would come this way. I was hesitant in entering his flat. It was 11.50 at night.

Shalini said,” Unlock the door”.

I unlatched the door and we both stepped inside. Shalini closed the door. It was dark. Not a single light was on.  I walked a few steps when I tripped and fell upon someone. I screamed.

Lights on and all I could hear was “ Suprizeeeee”.

I fell on Raghav.

“Happy Birthday Sweetheart. I love you” and he kissed my forehead.  It took fractions of seconds for me to come back to my senses.

I turned my head and saw our parents were standing with a big smile on their faces and next to them were our friends.

I hugged him tightly. I didn’t know how to react.I wanted to kiss him for such a lovely surprise and at the same time, I wanted to fight with him for making me cry so much. Happy tears covered my face.

Shalini and Sushant smiled and said Sorry.

“Sorry Avni, Your husband is a big prankster, but he wanted to make it memorable. He loves you a lot”, Shalini smiled.

That evening I was so disturbed that I forgot my birthday.

Nonetheless, it was my best birthday ever. That night didn’t just leave few memories, but it changed my life completely. I love my husband even more now. My parents made the right choice. I feel truly blessed.

I have grown up reading fairy tales, but I am lucky to live one.

 

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This little girl is afraid of lights…. WHY?? Watch the video! 232

A couple of days back I and my daughter witnessed an accident of a man with his child driving on a bike. Lot many people gathered at the spot and some helped the victims. I and my daughter stopped and helped the child who did not have any major wounds but was scarred here and there and was bleeding a little. The man too, but his back was hit badly to the road divider. Probably, I am afraid the inside damage may take some time to be revealed, though I hope he will be healed fully. The public started judging that the father must have lost control. Either he was driving with high speed or was on the phone while driving.

The truth was none of these reasons and the father had no mistake. The mistake was the car that sped away which drove in front of him while they were on the road in opposite direction. The father was at normal speed but when the car took a left turn and the high beam light blinded the father and he could not open his eyes. This made him lose control as he was caught suddenly. The car driver did not realize what he did or how he became a reason for someone to fall and so he just drove away. Luckily the father and daughter did not have any much damage, but what if something serious happened? Who is responsible for it?

Dear people, most vehicles have an option to dimmer your headlights. While driving in city limits keep your headlights dim and when in a darker and outskirts place you can make it higher. Many do not realize this and drive without even bothering about it. Please, do not be a reason of someone’s death knowingly or unknowingly. Do not take away a child’s father or mother just because you were too ignorant to check your headlights while driving. Here is a beautiful video that explains what I am talking. Share with your family and friends and spread the awareness. Because like you many just do not realize and once they know, I am sure people will be careful.

“I Fear a Relapse”, Says Deepika Padukone. 1379

The trailer of the most awaited Padmavati movie was released making us wait on a tiptoe for the movie to be released soon which is actually on December 1st, 2017 (See the trailer here). While on-screen Rani Padmini fights for her honor, the actress who plays the role, Deepika Padukone is fighting altogether a different battle in her real life.

While shooting for the Happy New Year movie, Deepika was fighting her inner battle of depression. Although she did not realize it then. Her mother who came to visit felt there was something wrong and requested Anna Chandy, a psychiatrist from Bengaluru to talk to her daughter. Though Deepika ignored it for a period of time, she finally recognized her problem and took steps to cure it. However, in a recent event, while talking about the Jauhar scene of Rani Padmini in the movie Padmavati, she revealed that she lives in a constant fear of a relapse of depression. She said “ I don’t think, I am completely over it. There is always a fear of relapse as that phase when it happened is the worst experience in my life”.

Since her opening up about her condition in public, there are numerous articles written about depression and there are plenty of suggestion available for someone who is looking for help. But, the truth is a lot many of the population who are suffering from depression do not know that they have it and they need help. Most of them try to think it is nothing but stress, fatigue and they are over-worked.

Like Deepika said in one of her interviews earlier while talking about her feelings during the time, being sad and being depressed are two different things. When someone is sad, they look sad, but when someone is depressed, most of the times they hide it. They try to behave normally while the feeling of emptiness keeps nagging at them. You do not have to be poor or have to lose something in life to be depressed. Sometimes the feeling of depression has no reason.

How to recognize the signs?

When someone is depressed, you may notice certain changes in them. Such as,

  • Less interested in daily activities
  • Loss of appetite and weight changes (can lose or gain)
  • being angry and irritable most of the times
  • less energised
  • self-loathing
  • reckless behaviors
  • Change in sleeping patterns

These are some of the changes we notice in a depressed person, not for few days but on a regular basis. If you spot these in someone or if you are facing it yourself, get help. There is no age or gender who are affected by depression.

Recognizing and understanding the symptoms of depression is the first step to finding a solution. Once you know, meet a good psychiatrist and get help. There is no shame in finding help to cure a mental illness. We meet our doctors for physical illness. In the same way, sometimes our mind also need that extra help too.

Do not, I repeat do not ever be afraid to ask for help!!! Because you might be surprised that there are so many good people around you who really care and want to help you.