(As told to Priya Chaphekar)
Happily married for more than a decade, we were the ‘it’ couple. Our vibes made people go weak in their knees – when Kaushik let out his hand to pull me up during a rock climbing event or made sure I was comfortable at his office parties. Usually, most husbands are so busy catching up with their colleagues, but Kaushik made sure to refill my plate and my glass. He never hesitated to feed me before a crowd. On the other hand, my Instagram wall was full of poems about love and relationships, all inspired by my dear husband. People often asked me where I found such perfect metaphors, but when you’re in love, words tend to flow out from your heart to your lips to speak, down to your fingers to write.
When the breakup began
And just when the world was beginning to believe that marriages last forever, our smooth-sailing ship of love hit an iceberg in 2015.