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Hasn’t the lockdown ended for a while now?
Why are you still with them?
What was the initial reason of moving in with them?
Does that reason still exist?
Being part of a joint/extended family system isn’t a cake walk; each person is unique and so are their thoughts and experiences and they will want the other person to live by their experiences and rules. But of course, an emotionally mature person would believe in giving space for another person grow and evolve and swim around the family dynamics. Well, it isn't the case here.
Why don’t you drop down a pros and cons list for When I move out and for When I stay here.
Weigh it down to its granular detail. Also, try and figure out why your husband is so against talking to them.
Sometimes, it maybe a minor adjustment that everyone needs to go through, but our movies and sitcoms have done enough damage to our minds where the drama looks never ending and where one party is to blame. Usually, the adjustment has to happen from both ends.
Bring this to a place where everyone gains, and everyone is happy. Maybe moving out is an option that you seek but will this go well with your husband and remember, he might do this for you, and in the long run in might end up blaming you for it. It’s complicated.
So, take time and work on the pros and cons, why your husband is against talking to them about this and also ask yourself: Have I done everything that I can to live joyfully under one roof?
You will have a path to your solution soon.
All the best!
You need to focus on how you can marry the person you love and also have your parents support you.
Is this possible?
There is a chance only if you take them into complete confidence and appeal to their logic.
Many societies are still against inter-caste marriages and I am sure they have their reasons for it, just like your parents have strong reasons to oppose the marriage.
Have you tried to find out why they oppose it? Are they worried about how they will face your family members as this is a big thing across cultures in the world?
As their daughter, you have connections with them as well as the right to live your life your way. Bring in an elder member of the family and ask him/her to appeal on your behalf. If this doesn’t work, you might be forced to decide one way or the other.
Whatever you do, do it with conviction and maintain relationships along the way. It may be an uphill task but breathe, smile and live life.
All the best, Happy 2022!
What led to this? It rarely happens that people go after people with no reason.
Did you have any reservations about them coming and staying over?
Did you express it in some form to them? (Ask these to yourself so that you know that any act on your part did not lead to this situation. Of course, nothing justifies their plotting to get their son married behind your back).
If the answer to this is NO, then it's time to confront your husband, get a mediator and put things on the table.
What does he want? What do you want?
Do you both want to continue in this marriage?
What are his responsibilities towards your son?
These need to be addressed without anymore delay. Being in a limbo state is not fun as it keeps you guessing and the uncertainty can cause a lot of stress.
Also, kindly sensitise your parents towards what you are going through, so that support you in this time of need.
Act NOW and whatever you decide, put yourself first and take care of you emotional state of mind.
Too much going on in your mind all at once. Sometimes, it helps to compartmentalize.
It seems like you are being a nice human, have tried patching things between the son and his family.
Let it alone, it is unique and it’s their battle to fight. By you getting into this, it might eventually be pointed out that you are a bad wife and a bad influence on their son.
People when in distress lose sense of logic and blame everything on the external. So, you have done your bit, in vain…now stay away from their relationship.
What is meant to be, will be. Any more interference might only harm the relationship further.
As for you, when they call and abuse, kindly assert that you will not be talked to in that manner OR simply avoid their calls till the time they ask, then say: I do want our conversations to be had with respect both ways.
As for your husband taking away your debit card; it does seem his way of exercising control which he lacks with himself in relation to his parents.
He feels helpless and him taking charge of what you wear etc is his way of establishing ground rules by being a patriarch.
Please rework this soon else this will be observed by your children especially if you have a girl child.
Your meek submission is what she will learn from you.
Just like you took your streedhan back, what you feel you have a personal association and right over, kindly take it back.
His love for you does not mean that he owns you and it does not mean you need to submit.
Of course, if it is to maintain peace for the time being, alright…but over a period of time this has to change.
Enjoy the pregnancy without bringing unwanted worries that your child will also leave you etc.
Too much of commercial movies can instil these fears. Your husband and his family made this choice to harbor animosity towards each other.
Why will your child do the same with you? There is no transference. Simply, enjoy being pregnant, focus on yourself and your child.
Think good, eat good, feel good, laugh a lot and choose what who you want around you. It affects the child directly.
Please become responsible now towards your unborn child. He/she needs you.
Be with Nature a lot, listen to calming music…your baby will thank you someday for this. So smile and get on to enjoying your pregnancy.
Be happy and all the best!
Clearly a lot has happened and is happening which is rather unpleasant for you. This will disturb your peace of mind.
To ask me if your decision is right to divorce him is not a wise thing to do as the decision is yours to make.
You know your situation and you know what’s at stake and you also know what and how much you can take.
Firstly, hire a lawyer who is adept in dealing with cases of dowry demands and verbal abuse.
The correct step will be to narrate the situation to the lawyer as is and also tell him/her what you want to do and what you can derive financially out of the case if the divorce progresses.
Be prepared with what you want from and out of the divorce as every divorce lawyer will ask you this.
Also going prepared will cut down on the initial lawyer consultation fees. So, hire a good lawyer first.
Make sure that the initial wealth; all movable and immovable property given to you by your parents during the marriage that includes cash as well must be demanded back from your husband and his family.
You have a right over this streedhan. So, if you are filing for divorce, bear this in mind.
Secondly, to help you restore your mental health, I suggest that you actually pen the story of your married life down and each painful memory needs a release from your system.
It’s okay to be angry and spiteful towards the people involved but in the end for your own peace of mind, tell yourself that every story has an end and that instead of playing the victim, you will transform into a person who can take charge of her life and give the story a positive end.
Stop mulling over WHY it happened and move to WHAT CAN I DO NEXT.
Easier said than done? But being a problem space for too long will erode your wellbeing, so it’s wise to seek a solution.
Be brave and do the right thing. Never allow anyone to kill your spirit. All the best!