Moving away from the joint family ….the after effects….

We in India take pride in our old age traditions and culture of family bonding; joint family. Indian culture thrived on family bonding. Once a relationship was formed, it was for life. The strong family bonds continue even now, though the cities have seen a shift from joint to nuclear families. The change…. Children are generally moving out of parental home for reasons of profession … Continue reading Moving away from the joint family ….the after effects….

Sustaining ‘Happiness Index’ in married life….

It is after a couple of months of married life that I started to understand that “Love is a beautiful feeling, but marriage is a different ball game all together”. By the time you realise it ‘it’s too late to withdraw’.

I had married after a brief courtship happy that I understood my would be wife so well but ‘Ek mahine mein hi aankh khul gayi’, within a month of marriage I was asking myself ‘Yaar ye woh hi hai?’ (Is she the same girl I married?). As the initial euphoria of marriage diminishes and the routine catches up it requires a sustained effort to maintain the ‘Happiness Index’.

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