Red Roses, Solitaire: Are These The Only Way To Express Your Love?

As I lay down on my bed listening to some soothing music, my phone rang. I picked up. The very familiar voice at the other end said, “I have resigned. Call you back in some time”. The phone went dead. I double checked the name displayed on the screen, thousands of thoughts racing through my mind.


While I waited for her to call back, I allowed my thoughts to wander. I had met her, Ms. Bee, in the induction program of the same company 7 years back. I knew of late she wasn’t very happy with the workplace but… the phone rang again. It was her call. I eagerly picked up and heard the narrative. At the end of the call I respected her more than before.


The key takeaways from the conversation were:

  • She had started hating herself for bowing down and dragging her life. It was extremely imperative for her to get up, take hold of her life and walk out of the place that made her feel so.
  • Her husband said, “Your happiness is above everything. If you feel suffocated just let go”
  • It was an extremely difficult decision as it would have monetary impact on both of them but she derived strength from his support.


As I brooded over the incident, what I realized was how important it was for her that her husband understood her situation and supported her decision. As spouses or as part of families, our lives are so intertwined that a decision by one would impact all. And this is when the others should step in and support. Ms. Bee’s husband gave her the confidence that they will be able to manage and that she should choose happiness. Are spouses not meant for this – supporting and understanding each other? Love is not about bringing red roses on valentines or taking out on a dinner date. Love is also not about that solitaire ring adorning the ring finger. Love is putting your partner above all and running that extra mile with that extra 10kgs of weight so that your partner can walk comfortably.


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Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

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Shruti Giri

This is exactly what I wanted to read somewhere.....this is so well written..I can completely relate to it..... Too good Priyanka Mahalakshmi; toooo good!!!

Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

thank u so much Shruti.. this piece is also very close to my heart

Sonam patel

Such a beautiful article this is... Fell in love with some of the sentences. Superb.

swati gole

This is so well written.

Kartik Kujur

So well written!

Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

Thank u so much Kartik Kujur

Poonam Sarkar

Very well written.. Awesome article...

Anusha Priya

Nice one Priyanka Maheshwari !!

Nasreen Mansoor

So well written dear..

Anchal Talwar

Beautifully written

Sumira Bhatia

Beautiful article!!

Varsha Rao

sach a beautiful article dear


This is so well written.

Renuka Pillai

love doesn't need luxuries gft it just needs invaluable attention forever..nicely written Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

Anchal Talwar

This is so well written.

Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

Renuka Pillai ... absolutely right.. it is such a misconception that women only need jewellery etc to be happy.. all they need is attention n understanding.. jewellery is a bonus😉

Ankita Popli

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Ankita Popli

So beautifully written....

Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

Thank yoi @ankitapopli

Divya Amit Jain

Lovly article

Anchal Talwar

This is so well written. congratulations

sweta bajaj

Superbly written Priyanka..I was so touched to read it...

Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne

Thank u sweta bajaj ... u kw its special..

Kaushalya S

I wish I knew this before

Prashanthi srikanth

Beautiful articles

Ankita Mishra

Priyanka: it's so well written. I wish I could send this to my hubby but he hardly spends time on reading something opposite to what he thinks.


V heart touching... Superb written...

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