Love and Relationship

Shakila Riaz
Marriage is like a passenger train which has two tires – the husband and the wife. If they are aligned with each other, the journey will be pleasant and smooth. If not, then the marriage will be like most of the ones we see today – with unhappiness, fights, and stagnation. In our case, due to some wrong decisions, we made as a family, the priorities of our life changed, affecting our personal life immensely. I always wanted a balanced family life and the happiness which we had, as a couple, decided upon in our early years of marriage. However, after 8 years of being married, my husband decided to shift to Dubai and start his own business there. In a matter of 3 years, he experienced massive levels of success in his business, however, a few other changes started occurring as well due to the friends and lifestyle he was exposed to. The vision, the happiness, the family life we had decided upon and devoted our lives to creating in our early years together, had now started disappearing. He was now completely absorbed in the materialistic life Dubai had to offer, glitz and glamour, while I, on the other hand, had lost the happiness and peace I once felt with this family. I was incredibly worried and particularly concerned for my children who were not being given the ideal childhood I had planned for them. The compromised moral system, the captivating materialistic system and the gradual decline in our own family’s bonding and growth was extremely painful for me to see. In March, 2012, my husband attended one workshop in Verita – Live Free. It was a residential workshop so he got to interact with Sir Faiez and experience an entirely different lifestyle at the institute which is based in a natural environment. Those few days allowed him to ponder over how far we had wandered off from our ideal lifestyle and Alhumdulilah when he came back, he was a changed man. The simple life of Verita gifted us the opportunity to get in touch with our natural being again, away from the artificial life surrounding us and so, I thank you Verita for giving me back my husband and my family.