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?