parttime couples

Was flipping through a upmarket magazine and came across an article entitled: weekend couples, highlighting what was defined as 'a new dynamisn in the intsitution of marriage with couples living in different cities'...

Once again we were faced with the now jaded reality of two Indias... Maybe for the urban midlle class, this is a new occurence but innumerable women in India have patiently endured the reality of living away from their husbands and carrying on their numerous activities, no less than any job... these are not week end couples but once a year couples...

Our cities are replete with men who have left their wifes in the villages and have come in search of jobs.. the wives may not have fancy careers, but they tend to the little land that is often the only identity they have, look after the children, care for the parents and face whatever comes by.. Once a year, their husband comes back for a short time, renewing the marital institution by often leaving the wife pregnant..

Give it a thought..