EXTRA MARITAL RELATIONSHIP-the word EXTRA attached to MARITAL RELATIONSHIP has played havoc in the past and is still doing so.We accept extra- “a little more” in everything, in fact, we want a little more for everything except in a marital relationship!A LITTLE EXTRA FLAVOR IS WELCOMED IN EVERYTHING GOING EXCEPT MARRIAGE!I BUT LET US STOP AND THINK-IS IT REALLY AND ACTUALLY EXTRA OR WE JUST KEEP ON IGNORING FOR OUR CONVENIENCES MAKING IT “EXTRA”!

The entire Universe is entangled or rather entwined into many unsolved questions.A flower when blooms are assured of its destiny i.e. it will bloom, intoxicate and finally meet its inevitable doom, it does not know that its fate is not so simple-before meeting its final doom,it journeys up and down the scale of “destiny” only to be plucked and embellish different occasions-from marriage to death-from temple to graveyard….

A woman when born is declared to grow up and take care of her entire family in the purest way.She is assumed as an epitome of piety, especially in India! But those who have designated this role for her have never ever thought of “the same line of living for themselves”! It the woman who has to shoulder the burden of piety to keep the society free of dirt and germs spreading like an epidemic-men go scot- free!

I have pointed towards a burning topic “Extra Marital Relationships” -Is it justified or not? And if it is there, shouldn’t both parties come clean with it to give a “cleaner image”! Why does it happen after all? And if it happens, why do people hide it from their spouses? Why people are so hypocritic in accepting this fact that parallel relationships or love encounters exist or happen…

So many questions are related to this serious topic that I too sometimes get confused but after working on this topic and coming close to many couples, I realized that it is not only men who are cheating their wives , IF AT ALL YOU CALL IT CHEATING!, The wives too are straying BUT has anyone wondered why or whether “the straying” factor is a new trend or has it been always there but under wraps and the “recent boldness” to come clean in relationships has made people turn their heads and give it a serious thought!

If we look back or go down the pages of history, we can learn something interesting from Jayadeva’s “Geeta Govinda”.Radha was married and elder to Lord Krishna but still, both of them shared a magical relationship and are worshipped by the entire Human Race.No one knows what became of Radha After Krishna left her-how she fend for herself.Did She have to undergo severe trials of the society as a woman is always punished for such deeds or was she then too, worshipped the way we worship her now? Nothing much is written or found in history books or inscriptions about this.The only thing which we the Historians, have relished is their period of love-no one tried to dive into Radha’s heart!Like all broken relationship here too “waves of tears and sorrows must have been involved”. The Historians actually never tried to look into this aspect of LOVE or extra marital relationship which blossomed wildly and widely, the perfume of which would keep on intoxicating the generations to come!

 

Lord Krishna’s love for Radha is well known but did he ever think how she would have survived after he left her…The only thing which is appreciable THAT HE DID NOT HIDE HIS LOVE TO A MARRIED WOMAN FROM THE WORLD AND GAVE HER A STATUS WITH HIM BUT here Krishna was unmarried…I wonder what would have been the situation if he was married too… but in those days such relationships were was allowed and acceptable.He had a thousand queens and so did most of his contemporary rulers and men–Polygamy was an accepted phenomenon! In fact, I praise Krishna for pronouncing his profound love for his beloved who was not his wife and giving the relationship a sacred platform But Krishna was God-what would the common human being do in such a situation?

The heart does not think and enter into a relation, it just barges into it without thinking the consequences which can really be dangerous in today’s time.

The children, they say are the worst sufferers in such love triangles or “philandering situations”-BUT I DIFFER-Children always have to leave their parents after a certain age anyhow and if emotional trust is provided to them by either of the parents and counseled to cope the situation in a mature manner, they really come out of everything very quickly an accept as well as adapt themselves to their situations.It is the elders who do not let them accept the situation by inflaming their emotions to take revenge from their spouse!! The party which feels cheated make children their weapons to gain upper hand in such situations-the children are mercilessly dragged into all this.Actually after speaking to many children over this issue, it was shocking that only to give mental support to their parents they became a party in such a tirade-Actually they want an amicable situation either way-In fact to live in a house where parents have abusive relationship or “non-caring attitude” for each other is evenĀ  more hated by them.

In most of the talked about divorces we have seen the woman has marched away gloriously with a “fat alimony” leaving the spectators gaping.And have you ever thought that why those straying too, never want a divorce after all-IT IS NOT that they do not want the family or friends to be hurt- but actually it is the comfort zone to which they are so accustomed prevents them from taking any harsh step? So sometimes both the parties we see very conveniently forgive and forget their spouse’s mistake(if you think it is) as we have seen in the case of U.S. President Bill Clinton’s.

 

But this doesn’t mean that such encounters are going to stop-those who think so are foolish or living in a fool’s paradise.The beauty lies in accepting this as another aspect of life and dealing with it in a mature manner.A spouse may force his/her counterpart to detach from a particular relationship but how can she/he determine about probably many other such relationships.

What is required is a proper code of conduct.Relationships are one’s own lookout and how one can handle them.It does not mean that I am agreeing to illicit affairs and hooks-I only want to accept people that love can happen anytime and anywhere in life.When such situation arises one has to act tactfully.Separation is not always the solution.No one can give a proper solution or a definite suggestion.The person involved has to themselves adopt a way which can keep everyone happy including him/her. We live few days and those few days too without happiness can make our life a burden for us.Life moves on but happiness does not knock at one’s door always-So make everyone happy but do not forget your happiness.

rashmi.

Source by rashmi singh

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