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Just an amazing read – How much is too much? : Divorce in India by Neha Mehrotra – Book Review

Author: Neha Mehrotra



What makes a #marriage stronger or #love stronger? How much is too much?: Divorce in India by Neha Mehrotra is a book that one must read to understand the perspective of women who are on the verge of getting a divorce, or thinking of or is already divorced.
Why this book? It is to understand what the woman feels when she is demanded to change herself, what she has never been. They say, you have to change after marriage, indeed, but not at the cost of self-respect, not when you know your partner is cheating on you or when you know there are no chances of survival of your marriage.
The author shares her journey, from falling in love to getting married to getting a divorce. The author opened up her heart here. How her life took turns and there was no way she could take hold of and the decision of separation.
From falling in love, fighting with your family for your love and the change in love over the years.
From suffering in a marriage and wonder what lies ahead to Contemplating a divorce and worried about the family, or staying in your marriage only due to societal taboos, the author discussed it all.
We all are known to these feelings? right? The author put it in right words, how she felt when she saw that changes in love, still trusting love, going against her gut feeling
There are some more relationship stories of her friends that the author shared, where she tells about how the daughter in law of the house is expected to be, how woman are pointed out when something wrong happens. There are so many questions that the author put forward, which will make you think and question.
The expectations that one has from the women of the house, the way she feels when she is told to do something she never liked, everything will just touch your heart.
With a crisp narration and engaging writing style, the author pours her heart in the form of words. We could feel her pain and connect to the book well. From childhood love, to love marriage, how things are tougher especially in the society is well explained. Varied themes, simple and easy language makes this book a delightful read.
A book that each of us must read, to gain that strength again, to take back our power, fight our battles and doing what we love. This book tells about the scenarios that happen when we decide on a divorce. How the whole world turns against you, forcing you to make things work.
Loved the way the author shared her journey, it felt like we are talking to her one on one.
Who should read this book?
Each one of us.


Taken from real life observations How much is too much? questions the reasons why the Indian society has certain prejudice towards divorced women, making it harder for them to take a decision, post a marriage break down. The book runs through the experience of the author from falling in love to going through various stages leading unto a divorce and finally trying to feel ‘normal’ again. Do you wonder at times if the occasional fights in your marriage is normal or worth pulling the plug for? Are you suffering in an agonising marriage and wonder what lies ahead? Contemplating a divorce and yet worried sick about the family? Are you staying in your marriage only due to societal taboos? Are you going through a separation already and wondering when will it all end? Then, here are some answers which might give you hope that while your world might have come crashing down but if you do conclude that you deserve better then it is perfectly okay no matter what the world around you feels! The book is aimed at giving hope to countless of those women who don’t know what to expect while going through the trauma of a marital disaster. 

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  1. Neha Mehrotra

    Loved this Vidhya! I am glad you connected to the content and my story. Do let women around know that should anyone feel they need to talk or chat with me on the topics discussed, they can write to me on anytime.
    Much love.

    1. Vidhya Thakkar

      Thank Youuuu

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