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Marriage has been an incredible learning experience so far. I don’t mean this in a negative way. I have been very lucky in having great in-laws, so unfortunately I have no nasty tales to tell. Yet, in the middle of this big change in my life…moving to London, a city I had always wanted to visit, and surrounded by great people…I still miss my parents a lot.

Not a day passes when I don’t think of them. Many days, when this feeling gets very deep, I cook meals that my mother and eldest sister used to make for me. I feel like I am close to them through the food.

Essence of life is in conflict. Wanting to be in two places at the same time is a subset of this.

As we grow older, we start judging our parents and others who we looked up to. But with this distance, I have thought deeply about my parents. I see their flaws and I see their good points. And you realise that you are so small in front of what they have given you, that you are a nobody to find faults with them. Whatever that I am right now, even in my fights and resistance, I admire them. They are a part of my soul and I am so blessed to have them with me. I wish my children love me the way I love them.