Because it’s their choice and they can!
If you’re on social media, because for most of us that’s how we spend most of our days, you must have seen that there seems to be an increase in people, especially celebrities, who separate and file for divorce.
Divorce is a personal decision, and while celebrities may share this part of their lives with us, they (or any couple, for that matter) don’t owe us an explanation of why they decided. to make this decision.
However, much of society seems to regard divorce as a “trend”. Because of course people, especially celebrities, need to “follow a trend” and get attention!
So if you’re as “curious” as the people posting these comments and wondering why divorce has become a “trend,” here’s the answer.
It’s because it’s a choice and people exercise it! Because people put themselves first, and don’t compromise to make an imperfect society feel better with a fake forehead of happiness and marital bliss.
Society would rather people be miserable in marriages they have grown out of than see them break up a marriage for the sake of their sanity and the happiness of everyone involved, especially children.
Forced marriages do not make parents happy. Happy individuals become happy parents/co-parents.
Couples like Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia, Hrithik Roshan and Sussane Khan are the perfect examples of what successful co-parenting looks like.
People are realizing that you can have a child’s best interests at heart while still caring about your happiness and without sacrificing yourself on the altar of unified parenthood (a concept unduly romanticized by movies, TV shows, and more). television and, of course, society).
Divorce is simply the end of a marriage. This does not mean the end of love and happiness. On the contrary, it can be the beginning for many people.
Like Farhan Akhtar, who after separating from his wife Adhuna, fell in love with Shibani Dandekar.
Or Malaika Arora, who is not only redefining life in her forties, but who has also found the love and companionship of Arjun Kapoor.
From Malaika Arora’s Instagram Story
Divorce doesn’t always leave people embittered by their exes. People who have the maturity and awareness to understand this are people who continue to be friends with their exes, even after signing the dotted line on a divorce paper.
Like Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin, who continued to support each other long after their marriage ended.
Or Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan who continue to celebrate festivals together, enjoy film sets and raise their son, Azad.
To people who, even then and in today’s age, see divorce as a “trend,” let us remind you that we are well into 2022. And divorce is not unsanskaari, people are simply more aware and less likely to succumb to social pressure and maintain unhappy marriages.
Maybe people are right. It is “divorce season”. Hell, why stop at just season? Let this be the year, even the era of divorces.
Because people don’t take something like divorce lightly. People who decide to separate after years together don’t do it on a whim. But if, and when, a couple feels that divorce is the solution, then society must accept that and not interfere.
Divorce simply means a step in the right direction. A step towards the choice of happiness. And that is always something to celebrate!