“I feel the distance between us is growing day by day. My voice no longer soothes you, my talks only irritate you. Your jokes no longer make me laugh and your behaviour makes me go wild. What do we do to keep the spark alive? What do we do?”
I had seen my friend’s happy marriage going on the rocks. There was no spark left in their marriage of twelve years. Everything seemed rosy at the start but gradually they both got so engrossed in their lives raising their kids and handling family responsibilities that they forgot to love or spend time with each other. The monotony was killing both of them from inside. Little did they realise that it was drifting them apart. The freedom they once used to enjoy, the love they shared, soon started disappearing. He spent more time in office, she was juggling between home, office and kids with minimal support from him. The frustration only grew. They cursed their fate for being married. The “Happily Married” photo hung on the wall fell with a thud and they both landed in the family court this time not for marriage certificate but for filing divorce.
What went wrong? Nobody knew.
Both were together on the right track holding hands, making promises to the moon and back. The court allowed them a time period of six months to reconsider their decision as they had kids whose lives were at stake. This time period worked wonders for both of them as they both felt deeply missed. They recalled the memories, the times, they spent together and were longing to have those moments back. They started conversing through sms, chats, and soon rekindled their lost spark. They decided to meet one day and promised to give each other Time and Love, however busy their life was.
The phone calls can wait, the official work can be put on hold, but the Time lost can never be regained.
Back home was a new photo frame of a “Happy Family” with smiling faces.