When one of our clients, wants to pen down how love had hurt her family….
I am blessed to have a lovely family. Though we were all involved in whatever we were doing, my father always made sure we were all connected to our family roots. My elder sister was in love with a guy. She was too scared to talk to my parents about it. But to her and my surprise, my dad agreed without saying a thing. They both were married, but soon things started to go wrong in their marriage. There was so much tension in our family. Somewhere my father regretted that he should have made attempts to know that guy and his family before saying yes. With this guilt, he passed away in a few months. This was too much for us to accept and come to terms with. Things for my sister went so worse that she had to come back to us. I was having a really hard time. I couldn’t talk to anyone about it in my family as there was already tension and sadness around.
It was around this time, that I met him. I got comfort in his company. He truly cared for me and was there when I needed. We developed a bond so strong that it was hard for me not to think about him. Now when I told my family about us, they didn’t accept him because of the fear of what happened with my sister. They did not force me to forget him but they didn’t agree for us to spend the rest of our lives together. My family needs me and I need them too. I am not doing anything against their wishes. So we both decided to part ways. Now there is so much silence around me, so much emptiness that it scares me. I am learning to deal with the losses that I suffered recently. I know it’s going to take time. It isn’t easy at all because I am trying to leave those memories behind which I thought were the best moments of my life. But who knows…. I might make better ones in the future