“I’ve always admired my parents, both of whom are physicians. Growing up, I witnessed their dedication and compassion as they tirelessly cared for their patients. Their unwavering commitment to helping others inspired me to follow in their footsteps and become a doctor myself.
With a strong academic background and a burning desire to make a difference, I secured a place in a prestigious college to pursue my MBBS degree. The years of hard work and dedication paid off, and I finally graduated as a qualified doctor. However, as fate would have it, societal pressures began to mount, and at the young age of 24, my parents arranged my marriage.
My husband was also a doctor, and while he shared my profession, our paths seemed to diverge in every other aspect. Determined to carve out my own niche and fulfil my aspirations, I decided to pursue a diploma course in becoming an eye specialist. I didn’t stop there; I relentlessly pursued additional courses to enhance my skills and earn certifications as an eye specialist doctor.
Life took an unexpected turn when I discovered that I was pregnant the following year. The birth of my beautiful boy in 2008 brought immense joy to my heart. However, as time went on, my relationship with my husband began to deteriorate rapidly. What had once been a tolerable situation for the sake of my parents and societal expectations became unbearable.
As a mother, I noticed concerning changes in my child’s behaviour, marked by frightening and pathetic responses. Realising the negative impact of our toxic relationship on my son, I made the difficult decision to separate from my husband permanently. It was not an easy choice, as I faced tremendous societal pressure and judgment for daring to take charge of my own life.
Navigating through a society plagued by male chauvinism and disapproving whispers, I found solace and purpose in my work. In 2010, I joined Agarwal Eye Hospitals, and over the years, I witnessed the transformation of a humble establishment into a corporate powerhouse. Devoting myself to my profession helped distract me from the difficulties of my personal life.
Nevertheless, the weight of my past experiences took its toll, and I sought therapy and counselling to heal my wounds. Through these sessions, I learned valuable lessons about the dynamics of relationships and the importance of self-worth. It became clear that there were fundamental aspects lacking in my previous marriage.
When I reached the point of no return, I mustered up every ounce of strength and courage within me to declare my separation from my ex-husband. The decision was firm and resolute, despite the naysayers and attempts to sway me with persuasive words. I had endured physical abuse and suffered at the hands of a narcissistic partner, but I had found my voice and refused to be silenced any longer.
Driven by my own journey and the realization that countless other women may still be trapped in similar circumstances, I decided to become a relationship coach. Equipped with my own experiences and a newfound understanding of the intricacies of healthy relationships, I dedicated myself to helping others break free from toxic cycles.
I firmly believe in the power of self-belief and self-empowerment. We should never wait for a prince charming to rescue us; instead, we must embrace our own inner strength and strive for personal fulfilment. Society’s expectations should never take precedence over our own happiness and well-being.
As a relationship coach, I encourage women to reclaim their independence, find their voices, and seek the love and respect they deserve. By empowering others to prioritize themselves and their own needs, I hope to inspire a wave of change and liberation.
Life may not always go according to plan, but it is through our resilience and time that we can rewrite our stories. The queen within us can conquer any adversity and pave the way for a life of authenticity and happiness and not wait until the prince comes and gives approval.”