Well, I must say its exquisitely written. It’s important to understand the undercurrents, I couldnt agree more. They say that growing up does not mean that you end up judging people, it means being mature enough not to judge people. Besides, we’re different individuals, all of us. We have different frequencies on which our minds and hearts operate. So eventually, each one of us leads a different life. And the ‘society’ cannot understand till they put themselves in a certain pair of shoes. I say ‘pair’ because we’re talking about relationships. Marriage is indeed a sacred institution which is supposed to provide a gamut of ‘safe’ and ‘secure’ emotions, but not everyone’s life is carved out that way. And life has to go on beyond the stigmas and the dogmas. What is really ‘not worth it’ is gossiping about things or scandalizing things that could conveniently be kept within the precincts of the four walls. Life’s not always a bed of roses, and we as humans have an instinctive need to judge. But I think we need to understand that in a relationship, especially a marriage, home is a person you go to. And that’s what matters. As the cliche goes, “the home is where the heart is”.

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Yes that’s exactly what affairs tend to be. Messy. Affairs of the heart, that is. But in a social sense, an affair alludes to a relationship between two individuals that occurs after social and moral boundaries have been breached. They are the consequence of willful transgressions. But I am not entirely convinced with the moral (nee religious!) argument people generally advance. As a society, we tend to look at things in black or white, often ignoring the grey in the middle, the consideration of which is an absolute must. But when it comes to affairs, especially the extra-marital ones to be precise, we ignore the grey. We Need to ignore it, because examining it would throw open a Pandora’s box that would involve emotions, social mores, psychology, need, want and acceptance. And that just won’t do, would it? That won’t suit the society that thinks of an ‘affair’ only in…

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