Marriage is a learning experience where both individuals grow together toward a singular destination and it is during the journey, we continue discover each other. Almost three years in to marriage, which arguably begins to feel like thirty, you would think you know everything there is to know about your partner but like life, you’ll be surprised.
On a wintery night, we sat watching a little bit of telly when I leaned across to try and cuddle Mrs.B. Pushing me away she kept asking me to leave her alone but I wanted my cozy cuddle and continued trying only to be pushed away repeatedly. I decided to pull out the words she used to long for; the words that made her melt and wobbly at the knees. I reached once more for an embrace while stating,
‘But, I love you…’
To which she extended her arms, pushed me away once more and responded with,
‘Okay, thank you!’
Marriage Tip No. 57: First comes Love, then comes marriage, then comes the 'thanks', then comes the baby in the carriage!
Welcome to our thankful 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 (www.beyondsindh.com) 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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