Stuck in an unhappy marriage

(Nauman, Karachi)

In Pakistani society getting married for young men and women is the ultimate goal. Since the very beginning it is embedded in the minds of young lads that one day they have to marry and produce offspring but one thing they are not told about is that its ok to fallout of a disastrous marriage.

In our society arrange marriages are a big problem in understanding each other. Mostly never get a chance to know each other before marriage and when they get to know each other after marriage, that’s the point where they realize that it will not work which eventually turns out to be painful.

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” – Helen Rowland

In 21st century falling out of a marriage is still considered a taboo especially for women of middle and lower social status. Mostly women are reluctant in quitting the marriage. Usually there are two reasons, First is the societal pressure of “log kya kahingay” (what people will say) and the second is the financial burden which they think they would be on their parents.

As a society we should really stop peeking our noses into other people’s business and let them decide for their life regardless of societal pressure. Rather we should be focusing on bigger issues which are engulfing our society and our environment at large.

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