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And that secret is that .... I am not a strong woman ( as you think). I am just a girl next door. I am just a normal human being and nothing special. I have my own limitations and flaws. I am not perfect. I get tired and angry and frustrated. I have my strengths and weaknesses. I have some dreams and aspirations ( I still do). I carry my own baggage.
All these years, you have always seen me as a strong woman capable of handling everything that life brings whereas the reality is that I am shit scared whenever a problem arises( specially if it's related to you and our daughter ).
I cried all night when you were not giving me attention just after our marriage at your parents house. All I wanted was a little care and understanding from you (as I was away from my home and parents). When I had my first abortion I didn't think I will be able to take that but, I survived. And you thought I was strong enough to handle it. All I wanted was a little love. When I had a difficult pregnancy , I wanted you by my side always as I was very afraid of loosing the second one of the twin pregnancy. All I wanted was some affection and reassurance. When I was struggling to manage home, job and the baby you thought I was strong and independent enough to do it all by myself. All I wanted was a little help. When our daughter was diagnosed with a medical condition , it shattered me . I felt helpless and you thought I was strong. All I wanted was to be held and told that this too shall pass.
All these years, when you thought that I was strong enough to handle life..I was struggling to survive. All those times when you thought I could handle all those problems I was scared and confused. Yes, I am a modern, mature independent woman but still I need you by my side always. That's what a marriage is all about. It's companionship in difficult times and friendship in the good times. I don't want flowers and chocolates or gifts. I just want your undivided attention and care. I just want you by my side through thick and thin not just in words but in deeds. I want your help in sailing through the difficult times .I still need you and I still love you.
Yours lovingly. ..