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When Nakshatra goes out for a coffee with his mother, they’re both on the look-out for cute men. “Do you fancy that guy?” she’ll say.
Things haven’t always been this way. Growing up in a village, he became aware of his feelings aged 16. A year later, after a move to Mumbai, he told his parents he was gay. His mum said she wished he was dead.
We were having a huge argument over something petty. I was used to this – things always spiraled out of proportion with him.
I remember it being very late on a sultry summer night. It had been a long day and my ex-boyfriend and I had just returned to his place after attending a friends’ wedding. It was a night that would leave me reeling in shock.
Trying to support a friend through an abusive relationship is an unending and totally frustrating job, in my experience.
I’m sorry for being so bitter. But I’ve tried to help my best friend through a horrible, violent relationship for three long years – only to see her go ahead and marry the guy. Now she longs to get away, but it’s too late.
Last week I met a lady who had run away from 20 years of beatings by a drunken husband. She inspired me with her resilience.
Indian train journeys are entertaining by rule – primarily because there’s always company. And most often it’s talkative, engaging company! Like last week travelling to central India, when I made friends with a co-passenger who worked as domestic help in suburban Bombay.
OK, confession time. I have been avoiding writing about emotional abuse within relationships.
My assumption was that it’s pointless to talk to those dastardly abusers. Then it hit me that I can talk to the real perpetrators. So today I’m going to blame the victims. In a special blog edition for the YPF's Reclaiming Our Choices event coming up on Sunday.
We’ve all been through mood swings. Been fussy one time or another about something or other just because of our moods. But what happens when you have a new partner who is obsessively moody?
“I love her, but she’s just so moody. I’ve re-organised my life around her moods. I stay guarded and anxious. What’s worse, I’ve become moody as a reaction to her!” a friend said.
Have you heard this story? Girl meets boy and they fall in love. A few weeks later, boy turns out to be an asshole or the girl turns out to be a complete bitch.
It’s a common occurrence and I heard a similar sob story from a friend recently. “How could I’ve been so wrong? How could I not see that he was a dick,” my friend wailed.
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