“Love is love!
I first met Tina through one of the dating apps in 2017. We liked each other and decided to go on a coffee date within a couple of weeks.
I was doing my CA, and Tina was working two jobs. It was challenging for us to stretch our moments spent with each other since the shift timings would drastically vary.
Tina is from Bangladesh, wherein I’m from Tamil Nadu. We are currently settled in Canada.
It took a few months before we realized we were really right for each other, and we made it official. When I told my family about my bisexual feelings, they did not believe me initially. But later, after looking at my strong feelings toward Tina, my family helped me take our relationship forward. We got engaged in 2021 and got married in 2022.
Like every relationship, we have our arguments, fights and despites, but we never give up on each other though we have an age gap of around 7 years. Tina’s love for me drove me to make strong decisions, battling all negativity together.
The hard part here was Tina’s family did not welcome her decision while everything was okay from my side. I feel every individual should have their own identity – their birth town, family, culture, language, beliefs, etc. But Tina feels like she is missing out on them because of their family’s criticism and denial of our relationship. Tina had already faced so many traumas and troubles, considering her past life with her ex-husband.
Life is all about love and humanity. What are we gonna carry to our deathbed?
It is always sad to hear judgmental things about our relationship, of course, but we know our love is real and beautiful, and we know we are not doing anything wrong or harming anyone.
But honestly, when you truly love someone, it is all totally worth it.
We love the fact that we are able to drive ourselves to motivate, inspire, educate and empower each other in all possible ways. And we’ll continue to be so in the future.”