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

The Logical Indian

January 7th, 2016

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.”

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