A true love story from Siliguri..
“We met only 3 times in the 7 years of relationship. It was tough. She had lost her mother and had moved to Siliguri from Nepal. In the beginning, she would cry and call my friend every day. One day my friend forgot her phone at my place and I don’t know why, but I picked up the call. I consoled her, what more could I do? But she felt better after talking to me. I don’t know why I did this, but I called her to make her feel happy every day after that.”
“We became good friends, and life was going fine and that’s when she lost her father to a stroke. She couldn’t study and felt miserable. I was at a bad place too, studying engineering when I didn’t want to. But we did the same thing every day – kept each other motivated and happy, by just talking to each other. It was only a matter of time before I expressed my feelings for her. But her brother was opposed to it and why not? We hadn’t even met each other! I talked to her brother and told him that I loved her and I wanted nothing but happiness for her. He remained unconvinced.”
“He took away her phone and we didn’t talk to each other for 6 months. That was the hardest, I think. But she would call me from STD booths and we remained in touch. After 5 years her brother gave in and came to Jaipur to meet me and my parents. He liked us and I met her for the first time.”
“My family is extremely conventional, so they opposed the marriage. My parents were boycotted by the rest of the family. No one talked to us. We tried to convince them, but they didn’t agree. We decided to go ahead without any support from extended families. My parents are with me and that is good enough for me.”
“We got engaged last week.”
“People say long distance is hard and so it the opposition of families. It is, but if you love the other person, the hardships do not matter. It is only a matter of time.”
“Believe in love, believe in each other. Hang in there and make each other happy. Nothing else is needed.”