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How to Keep Your Marriage Strong and Happy

6 ways to keep your marriage strong and happy

So we were walking on the terrace talking about family, an upcoming wedding and catching up on the status of those who got married over the past couple of years. It was a bit sad to think that some of these had broken up for various reasons. Then my son asked me, “Mom, what do you think keeps a marriage strong and happy?” I had to smile, thinking about my own, obviously. He looked at me, questioningly and I told…

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Are you a good friend
Relationships Wednesday Wisdom

Are you a good friend?

A good friend is someone we all want–someone who’ll have our back always. We’re often told to keep away from those who drag us down. But that isn’t always easy, especially when we share so much with them. Is…

My Mother My Self. A letter to my mom
Relationships Reflections

My Mother, My Self

Dear Mi, And another year has whizzed by. I find it hard to believe that it is now nine years, Mi. Of course, you are in our hearts, encouraging us with your wisdom and humor, but it does not…

The perfect friendship
Relationships

The Perfect Friendship

Is there such a thing as a perfect friendship? I’d say yes, since I am blessed with more than a few. During our recent trip to Chail, we spent quite some time exploring the grounds of the Palace, which…

Soul sisters #SiblingStories #SiblingTalk
Relationships

Soul Sisters #SiblingStories #SiblingTalk

I thought twice before participating in the #SiblingStories #SiblingTalk blog train. When Ila Varma, who is hosting this blog train announced it, I simply commented “all the best”. I would have left it at that. I am an only…

Memory Lane Villa in Coimbatore
Reflections Relationships

Down Memory Lane to A Villa In Coimbatore

I was probably five years old when our joint family of 30+ members slowly started dispersing. Marriages, new jobs, job transfers—all the usual things. We lived in Mumbai. My Grandmother’s brothers lived in the family estate very close to…