Good News - Three Narrative Stories
I am sharing three lives of Indian Married Women in form of narrative stories who were constantly asked for ‘Any Good News’
(1) Narrative Story on Impotence
Suman and Aman, Married for over five years. Both working and settled in their career. Suman’s Mom criticise her inability to bear her a grandchild. Also, Suman’s mother-in-law was neither supportive. The only son who is not going to give them grandchild made her extremely disappointed. Both mother’s ask same question to Suman, “When are you going to give us the Good News.” Suman’s kept mum. She did not want to tell them that they been to the doctor and it’s Aman sperm count low. Also, they unsuccessfully went through IVF process. She kept that secret by being silent. She wish that people stop asking her about “The Good News”.
(2) Narrative Story on spontaneous Abortion
Kritima married with Ashlesh at a very young age. She lived in the joint family. Within three months of their wedding, the family happiness found no bounds, when she announced good news of being pregnant. Everyone pampered her and took special care of her. But within few days, something went wrong. She immediately rushed to hospital and visited doctor. Doctor said, “I am sorry, heartbeat of a fetus can’t be felt” Kritima’s young heart couldn’t beat the loss. She caught into depression.
Few years later, she again became pregnant. She was not happy neither did she celebrate. Alas, this time too her pregnancy did not work out. She now made up her mind and devoted her life in taking care of her brother-in-law kids.
Her sister-in-law consoles her and says, “Don’t worry you will conceive soon.” She din’t tell her that she is not ready to face another loss. Moreover, she just wished that people stop asking her about “The Good News”.
(3) Narrative Story on Matter Of Choice
Dixi and Tarun threw a big party for their tenth anniversary. Dixi was greeting her guests. Suddenly, she heard hushed conversations amongst the group of people “They have been married for years, still they are Childless. She is in her 40’s. Now how can she conceive. What’s the use of throwing such a lavish party when she doesn’t give a child as a reward for their many years of marriage. Dixi was speechless as same people openly appreciated her and expressed their happiness for her anniversary and now talking behind her back with baseless beliefs on childbirth. Everyone asked the same question, “When are you going to give the good news.” She heartily wished that when will people stop asking her about the good news. It’s the mutual decision of not having kid by the choice.
Above three narrative stories reveals the reality of Indian Married Women who suffers from trauma of repeatedly listening to the taunts, criticism and asking intentionally the the same question again and again. Seriously, when will people stop asking useless question and stop judging and interfering in the Married Women personal lives.