May 31st, 2016
Source: Humans of Pakistan
“I was working as a teacher when I got married. My husband is not educated but he didn’t stop me from pursuing my job, initially. After sometime, his friends from the village started instigating him that your wife walks all the way to school crossing the market’s crowded streets. They presented themselves as his friends but actually they themselves were ones who used to sit in the market and stare at me. When my husband came to me with his reservations and asked me to quit, I assertively told him that this is not going to happen. I asked him to trust me rather than listening to his friends. I said if you stop me from working, I will go to my parents and continue my job. There are already very few girls allowed to come to school because I personally requested their parents to let them come and now they trust me. What would happen to the future of these innocent girls if I quit?
Later, he went to his friends and said, ‘Never again, dare to talk to my about my wife and personal life. She is my wife, has my support and she will continue her job, no matter what happens.”
I was very happy when I heard that he said these words. A supportive life partner is the best motivation for success.”