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Marriage-To those who are married... Not married..and soon to be married....

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When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you... She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce... I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chop sticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Dew. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company...

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce.
She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that everyday for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door every morning. I thought she was going crazy... Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Dew about my wife's divorce conditions... She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully...

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time... I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, "all my dresses have grown bigger…” I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mum out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind.... I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other any more. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death does apart.

Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The sales girl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I ran up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead....... I cried and cried uncontrollably and carried her for the last time from the room to the hall with tears streaming down my face and gazing at my only son, his tears rolling from his eyes, they made me cry even more. I had lost my love, my wife and a loving and caring mother and nothing I could do now to put the clock backward... I had all the time now to look at her motionless body in detail but I knew it was going to be only for a short while until she made her last journey to the Lord..... I held my son and wept again and again thinking of all the things I did not do for her when she was still alive....... & placed gently the flowers in her hands with my tears trickling on them....... she was gone forever, all my tears would not bring her back .

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you. If you do, you might just save a marriage.

To those who are married… Not married... and soon to be married


Moral of the story is to value all the things we possess, once they are gone we have nothing but regrets!
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  1. hasanJ's Avatar
    Excellent Read man
    very touching
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  2. Gameover's Avatar
    very nice, a good lesson indeed
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  3. energy12's Avatar
    money doesnt buy happiness.. hmm.. i liked the way this concept was strewn in the storyline
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  4. Ranger Taffles's Avatar
    Damn! Thats hits the heart very well. Brilliant share Jshak bhai.
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  5. BeLoShI's Avatar
    Got it in email. A really touching read.
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  6. Gintoki's Avatar
    Nice Story,very touching
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  7. Jigger's Avatar
    very very emotional... touched my heart...
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  8. salmanasad's Avatar
    Excellent read!!! Nice share Junaid bhai.
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  9. kooldj's Avatar
    A very nice lesson but this is the real thing going in people's mind atm

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  10. LiV3 WiR3's Avatar
    At 1st i thought it was your story.....Very very Nice Read!
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  11. sshah's Avatar
    If only people (men in perticular) realize, that by divorcing a woman he has destroyed all those years of her life... Even the thought of it is inhuman.

    Good work. It managed to bring tears to my eyes...literally.
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  12. CrashBandicoot's Avatar
    "Those who say money cant buy happiness,don't know where to shop"
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    Likes shahzadfootball liked this post
  13. Loki Odin's Avatar
    "Those who say money cant buy happiness,don't know where to shop"
    True dat. XD
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  14. syedfarazahmed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FERRARi
    At 1st i thought it was your story.....Very very Nice Read!
    in the starting i was thinking the same very nice read indeed! thanks jshak bhai for sharing.
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    Likes shahzadfootball liked this post
  15. NarutimateTaha's Avatar
    Oh my god.. I thought that happened to you at first until I reached the last lines. O_o

    Nice story, pretty touching.
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  16. nUM47's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FERRARi
    At 1st i thought it was your story.....Very very Nice Read!
    I was thinking the same :P
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  17. Lupak Singh's Avatar
    This defines how we donot care persons in our life who love us alot. Concentrate on the moral guys, its just not only about hubby-wife relationship. Expand it over every person who care about you like friends, parents, brothers, sisters and any other who really care about you. One thing more to add, donot prefer materialistic comforts over real any relationship. Do care any person around you, thanks
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  18. zaibkhan's Avatar
    waoo very touchy
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  19. nafu's Avatar
    money is nt the everything
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  20. cinderella man's Avatar
    VERY touchy, best blog i've read did u think of this???
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