“I told my husband I was getting married for specific emotional and physical reasons. If I had to make a purely financial decision, it made more sense for me to stay single. If I chose to be a wife, I wanted to be treated as one. I wanted a husband who would look after me. I wasn’t about to write my own cheques and live like a flatmate. That too, a flatmate without equal rights and with a sexual duty to perform. Sorry. That wouldn’t have worked for me.”
– From ‘Spouse – the truth about marriage’ by Shobhaa De- a bold, straightforward and practical book.
Isn’t that simply, truly, beautifully and powerfully said about the modern ‘marriage market’ scenario?