Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Story of a wife

Reena is an ordinary housewife and is married to Arun from last 3 years. Both lived very happily together for first 2 years of their marriage but after that Reena started feeling depressed. Cheerful, chirpy Reena was turned into a silent gloomy housewife. So, one fine day she decided to speak her heart out to Arun by penning down her grief in the letter.


I'm not liking it..I feel awful, you're not even 1% of the person I loved. May be that person never existed..I changed for you completely, I turned into a new person according to how you wanted me to be..but I couldn't change a bit in you.
I thought everything will be the same as it was in starting but it ain't. I know you might be liking the way it is now because you can be how you actually are with me but then you shouldn't have been nicer in the beginning, I'm not used to it and I can't get used to it.  Tell me one single bad habit that you've given up for me? Moreover, You were never a kind of person who abuses in front of a woman and you were the only one who always gave me respect. What happened to you?
Not listening to even a single wish of yours leave me crying in bed for entire day and eventually you always get it done, whereas you'll be left counting forever the things that you stopped me from doing. I managed to understand your possessive nature, I broke contact with almost every male friend of mine, fought with my parents and friends for you but you? You didn't even care for once to make me feel any better. I have so many hidden wounds in my heart that I can write forever and it won't end.
You go to your parties and tours without even thinking that I'd be left alone at home, obviously you can't just stop going out because of me but then why do you always ask me to message you whenever I'm at Maa's house when you yourself can't do it. I mean, I try not to get affected by it but I'm helpless, I can't control my emotions anymore.

You changed from 'ap' to 'tum', it's fine but you shouldn't have started it earlier. You changed from always ready to talk to always busy, fine again. But, I can't take it anymore.
Last time we went on a holiday you were busy with your office work, clueless me kept waiting for you, you came, you were tired and you slept. Whenever I tried clearing out things with you, you blamed me for arguing. You even said that you feel more love for me when you see me than when we talk to each other. What does that mean? Do you love me for what I'm inside or for what I'm outside damn it.
God forbid, if something wrong happens with my face, would you leave me?
At times I even told you that I'm not comfortable with how things are but to hell with my comfort, you always have to do the things your way. I always tried making you feel special in a different way every time thinking that you would treat me better but every single time, you didn't even notice it..And you know what the sad part is, even after you've hurt me so much I can't stop loving  you..that's my love for you and you can never beat it.. Remember that time when you asked me to think about my passion? I couldn't think of anything because I don't have any passion, I don't have any damn thing in my life that I would want to do rather than to be with you forever..

Tear drops from her eyes kept rolling down her cheeks constantly while she was writing. After writing this letter, she read what she wrote and wiped off her tears. She threw the letter in the dustbin and resumed to her job of being 'a housewife'.

All she needed was some time, appreciation and the inner healing..!! 

  1. Sigh! A story of millions.

  2. Why did the wife change for him in the first place ? :)

    1. Maybe at that time she was unaware of her husband's nature and the fact that she'll be going to regret it in future.

  3. Hey, that's a concept very well handled by you, very mature for a 20 year old. Well done. I would like to say, when you say Reena is a depressed housewife in the beginning of the piece, the reader is spoonfed. Instead try to bring out that aspect through the letter. Delve deeper into Reena's character. What are the small things she has sacrificed, what are the things she misses. How she feels? Is it guilt, under appreciation, or something else? If Reena says, "I feel awful", the reader does not have much to think, instead if you write something like, "I feel like I am sinking deep in a bottomless well." (just an example), the reader gets thinking as what the character really feels like. He draws out his conclusions and it gives more depth to your writing. Just my suggestion. Hope I haven't rambled too much. Keep writing.

    1. Thank you so much for the advice. I realize the points you've mentioned and I should've made it more impactful. I'll definitely work on this and next time would try my best to not give you any chance of pin pointing a mistake. Thanks again. Keep visiting :)


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