Life Story: I Was Working, Raising Two Children And Supporting My Husband

The Logical Indian

January 7th, 2016 / 1:01 AM

Source: Humans of Bombay

“I was married into a very well to do family at the age of 23. It was only once I entered the joint family did I realize that everything was controlled by my mother-in-law, right from the house to the finances.

My husband was a very intelligent man, but he was constantly overpowered by this family – to the point where we had almost no money for daily expenditures.

For the first 10 years of my marriage I would borrow money from my mother and brother to get by, but once my children were born I decided that I wanted to take control and earn for the family.

I was always into cosmetics, so I took a beauty course to learn how to professionally apply make up and drape a sari.

Once my father-in-law passed away, we were constantly in court trying to keep our house and at the same time I was working, raising two children and supporting my husband – who overtime had developed schizophrenia.

I’ve supported myself and my family since then and even after he passed away in 2004…all from draping saris.

I feel like when it comes to protecting family – nothing is impossible for a woman and that’s exactly what pushed me as well.”


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

JNU Sedition Slogans From ABVP

JNU Sedition Row: Ex-ABVP Members Claim Those Raising “Anti-National” Slogans In Video Were From ABVP

Assam: SC Acquits Woman Who Was Awarded Life Imprisonment For Allegedly Murdering Husband

Kaun Banega Crorepat

A Single Mom & Teacher; KBC Winner On How She Picked Her Life After Her Husband Got Abducted By Terrorists

Vikram Batra

“I Will Either Come Back After Raising The Indian Flag In Victory Or Return Wrapped In It”: Capt Vikram Batra Fulfilled Both His Assertions

Alwar Lynching Victim

“They Killed My Husband To Save Two Cows But Orphaned Seven Children”, Says Wife Of Alwar Lynching Victim

Working On A Wage Of Rs 70 For Working Six Hours, These Tea Garden Workers Fight Everyday Against Starvation

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

7 Lakh Crore Bad Loans Written Off In Decade, 80% Of It In Last 5 Yrs: RBI Data

Awareness

Why Does India Still Allow Politicians To Contest From More Than One Constituency?

Fact Check

Fact Check: Girl Saying ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ To Poll Predicting Congress’s Lead

News

CJI Accused Of Sexual Harassment And Subsequent Victimization By Former Supreme Court Employee; CJI Responds “Judiciary Is Under Threat”

Opinion

Is The Reaction To Notre Dame Fire A Sign Of Our Society Slowly Dehumanising Itself?

News

WB: BJP Worker Found Dead; Murder By TMC-Backed Goons Alleged

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.