Change Of Heart & Other Short Stories

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I recently had a miscarriage for a child I have been expecting and trying for for the past 2 months. His parents were on speaker constantly goading him to fight me further. This sort of fight used to happen every now and then. Every time I contemplated leaving , I used to hold myself back not really wanting to break the marriage.

Typically like a conventional virgin girl, I was devoted to my husband even before I knew him, never kept any boyfriend as my parents were conservative and believed in arranged marriages. But after I got married, I got to know through his whatsapp messages, that he kept an illicit relationship with a girl with whom he used to exchange terms of endearment.

When he got to know that I was sneaking on his mobile, he hit me black and blue. Even when I remember the way and the manner in which he hit me, I dont have any words to express how hurt I feel. A week after he got to know that I am pregnant, he threatened me with a divorce during an altercation with him. Also he is always in the habit of calling up his parents in skype and call and involving them in the tiniest of the fight.

Not just that, his parents used abusive language against my parents right in front of me. His dad used to make unusual advances at me when I got married which used to make me highly uncomfortable but I used to get out of the room on some pretext so he cannot harm me or touch me. During my pregnancy, my husband used to serve me a bowl of cornflakes in the mornings- when his mom got to know about this, she immediately called me up and said that I am exploiting her son and taking advantage of my pregnancy.

What sort of mother in law talks like this to her daughter in law, barely 1 year into the marriage.

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I was working before but just a month back I took a sudden flight to my parents leaving behind my job and also suffered a miscarriage. Eternally hopeful as I am, that they realise their mistake, I have never felt this unsure about my future. I am hoping against hope that my husband comes for me. He only leaves a mail expressing his concern instead of coming to fetch me which makes me doubt his integrity. Did all those intimate moments with him was his lust and not real love for me? As I loved him sincerely. I wish Almighty for a miracle to save my marriage without losing my life or personality.

This was really a good post.. My husband is a good provider, we have never lacked anything in our house, but he is not very sensitive and is very demanding of me and the children. I live a stressful life just trying to make sure he does not scream at me or my children. I liked how one of the comments said that it is better to be alone then to be lonely and THAT made me realize what my biggest pain is.

I AM lonely yet with someone. I d not have the emotional support I am looking for and lacked for all my life. I do not have that laughing relationship where both of the ones involved laugh about something stupid the other said that other being me most of the time. I am always the stupid one, the one that knows nothing and the one to be put down all the time.

Your posts give me hope, strength and happiness while keeping me company in my desolate world. Thank you! SW This is my first time visiting the site and I feel so compelled to comment on your post. There are several concepts from Stephen R. I empathize with your difficult situation. It must be so tough to deal with day to day.

A very well known psychologist Viktor Frankl experienced horrible torture and the deaths of almost his entire family during the holocaust. He survived it by realizing no matter how bad life was he always had the power to choose his response. The Germans, through all of their torture and all of the unspeakable indignities, could not hurt him because he made the choice not to allow them to.

You have the freedom, the power to choose. I hope that you choose a better life. I hope you choose to act, rather than be acted upon. I wish for you the courage to attach your future to your limitless potential rather than your limiting past. My thoughts are with you, so you can find comfort knowing that in the road that lies ahead, you will never be truly, lonely.

I really love your site. Thank you, keep doing your work. Amazing how such short stories have a huge impact on us which many long essays are unable to have! Great work… kindly keep posting. Lately everything in my life seems to be falling apart. From the guy I love leaving me with no explanation, to working at a company I detest, things are at an all-time low. Reading your blog has given me the inspiration I have been needing these past few months. I genuinely feel hope and joy and this feeling of everything will be alright.

I am forever grateful to you both. Thank you. This shark bait story is a real inspiration. I really admire these wonderful Stories. And yes it brought me a lot of change in me after reading these stories.

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The stress passage was really inspiring to me. I am known to stress and allow things to hender me from thinking positive at times…that really helped me…i been through alot of stress in my life since 12…so i grew up with that trait.

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So everyday i try to find ways to minimize it. And i love to read to hear others experience. And when i see and hear other stories it makes me not feel alone.. And that i just have to remain humbled and believe positive.

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Stay positive and positive outcome shall render. Your email address will not be published. When you learn a new way to think, you can master a new way to be Blog About Events Books. Course: Getting Back to Happy. Rowling Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short stories. As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish. All that mattered was the serenity of the moment. Just being with her and breathing with her.

Your turn… How do you think differently today than you once did? Comments Wow another great post with 4 great stories. This is amazing! It actually opens and awakens the sleeping mind of a person. I enjoy this site so much; I have grown so much that each post has something for me to learn. I teetered on the edge of putting everything right. Amazing the life in them. Lot tells me Spar was another no. Every Thursday. I was just talking to Lottie about it there.

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She found it awful strange. For once in his successful life he had nothing to say, just looked up at me, then at Lottie still at the door, arms folded. I saluted in his direction then turned back to Lottie. Standing with my hands in my chino pockets at the bottom of her driveway, I held her eyes. She waved her beautiful hand and I smiled the smile that told her everything, how I loved her and how I would wait for her until my last breath left me. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber. Please subscribe to sign in to comment. We use cookies to personalise content, target and report on ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.

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Night Boat to Tangier: Kevin Barry's fascinating hybrid of poetry, drama and ferocious prose. New poetry. Poem of the week: A Plumber in Aleppo. What if it happened again? What would everyone think of me? On the other hand maybe one day I will go back. Maybe the possibility of returning will turn into a true reality. As I sit here this image is thought about no more and put in the too hard basket.

This is a familiar place for this thought and for now it's where it shall stay. Time really does take care of many things. Once again I am looking out at my peers but with a completely new outlook. I haven't dived yet but the feelings of sadness and detachment from sport have disappeared somewhat. I don't know exactly when or even why it happened, but I just know it did. The heavy wave of failure I was keeping with me has gone and now I have hope I will one day return to the diving board.

Time has been vital in restoring my hope and I have learned you don't need a medal to enjoy a special moment.

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