If Only You Were Here

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The room had a look of being ransacked, with clothes strewn all over and newspapers filling in the gaps. Still, the cheque book was elusive.

I looked around with frustration but all I could see was dust that had settled everywhere.

Tired and defeated, I sat while our 3 year old marriage flashed in front of my eyes. I realise now, how I quashed all your efforts to nurture and strengthen our relationship. I now understand….

If only you were here now with me…

Something was turning into ashes, somewhere… my arrogance, my idiosyncrasies and a toast among other things.

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Linking this to 100 words on Saturday at Write Tribe prompt of β€˜If only you were here’.

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64 thoughts on “If Only You Were Here

  1. So true what you have written shilpa. Many marriages char because of the arrogance , ego etc of the couple:(

    As i am reading this, i wish my two friends P and V who broke their marriage for a frivolous reason read your post too. I wish they realize their mistake and get back atleast for their twins sake. They were such a lovely and beautiful couple.
    Asha Balakrishnan recently posted…Ganesh utsav – memories and celebrationsMy Profile

    • So sorry about your friends. Yes, sometimes, couples separate over such trivial issues and the poor kids suffer the most! πŸ™
      Hope things work out for P and V!

  2. It is a sad picture, in most cases it is the ego that acts as a big hurdle.
    Two people cannot be the same, there should always be a give and take policy between couples to make a relationship work. Only few matured couples understand this, others are out searching for the elusive perfect person.
    rama ananth recently posted…‘U’ For UmbrellaMy Profile

    • Agree, Rama. As somebody said, a relationship is a two way street, not a highway and a bike path. If you really want to be with someone you have to be willing to make some sacrifices and work at it a little, otherwise the relationship will never work!

  3. Relationships burn and char due to negative factors like ego , arrogance etc. and take charge before it turns to ashes. well-said in 100 words.

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