Backdrop: The Weight of Tradition 😓
In India, the age-old perspective has often viewed daughters as ‘Paraya Dhan’ – someone deemed to belong to another family after marriage. They’re advised to hold onto their marriage, no matter the trials, often even in silence. But as Bob Dylan once said, “The times they are a-changin’.”
Enter The Hero Dad, Prem Gupta 🦸♂️❤️
From the heart of Jharkhand emerges a story that redefines ‘fatherly love’. When Sakshi Gupta’s marriage became a rocky journey filled with harassment and secrets (two undisclosed past marriages of her husband), she chose to walk away. And guess who was right beside her? Her dad, Prem. Not just for emotional support, but with a baraat, music, and fireworks to welcome her home. Talk about making an entrance!
The Real Story: Breaking Stereotypes & Embracing Choice 🙌💪
Sakshi was tied to an assistant engineer in Ranchi. Her marital journey? Far from smooth. Discovering undisclosed past marriages of her husband, and alleged abuse, the plot had it all. But the climax? Sakshi’s courageous choice to divorce and her father’s emphatic support.
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Reality Check: The Roadblocks of Divorce in India 🛑
Across India, especially in more traditional pockets, the mere mention of ‘divorce’ can raise eyebrows. The looming shadows of societal judgment, emotional turmoil, and financial complications often cage women in unhappy marriages. But stories like Sakshi’s remind us that freedom and choice should always be celebrated.
To All Dads: Be The Change 🕊️
A little nudge to the fathers reading this: Take a leaf out of Prem Gupta’s book. When your child needs you, be their rock, their anchor. Be the wind beneath their wings.
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