The Mystery of Marriage

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They say you don’t truly know someone until you start living with them and even then, it’s a never ending education. That said, you’d assume that almost three years later there would be little mystery left to reveal, right? Wrong!

At dinner the other night with a friend, Mrs.B and I were discussing  her single life and desire to settle down. Mrs.B and I expressed the importance of exploring all avenues while highlighting the value of networking. Mrs.B went on to give her example to make her point.
‘You need to get out there and meet people even if you don’t enjoy it. I used to do it and that’s how I met him.’ She elbowed me as I bit in to my burger. ‘Even when I met him, I had no idea we would end up together.’
I nodded in agreement as I continued to chew. 
 ‘Yeah, I thought he was that typical, spoiled, superficial and pretentious bloke. But he knew people so I figured he’d introduce me to Mr. Right!’
I began to choke on my food as a wave of surprise blanketed me. 
‘What?’ I spluttered.
‘Yeah, I thought you would introduce me to other guys.’
My eyes widened in shock to which she responded with;
‘What? I wasn't going to tell you that was I?’
‘But, you Just Did!’

She shrugged and continued coaching her friend!

Marriage Tip No. 57: Marriage, the gift that keeps on giving!
Welcome to our Mysterious Marriage.
About the author:
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh ( since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter' won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
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