Silent War (After Rain Skies, Second Edition)

Silent War

No one doubts that you’re in pain when you’re walking around bleeding. You’re lucky, if someone believes you’re hurt, without you having to forcibly cut off an arm.

Naira was fine. She was perfect. There wasn’t a scratch on her. She was just about to throw herself off the top of a high-rise, that was all. And what was so special about that?

Everyone had problems. Anyone who thought their problems deserved attention just wasn’t trying hard enough to solve them. Right?

War was hard. Poverty was hard. Going out to break you’re back trying to make money was hard. But when war is at the doorstep, what do you expect to do?” Stand still and be quiet?

Marriage? You couldn’t possibly be complaining about being married. You wanted to be married, didn’t you? Learning your partner’s personality, his tendencies, his flaws. That was your responsibility, wasn’t it?

No one asks for international tensions. No one leaves his mother’s womb asking Allah to make him poor. But you, you made a choice, gave a vow. It was a commitment no one forced you into. You deal with it.

He never even hit you. Why are you unhappy? Others have it worse, Naira. Other women get new bruises every day. Do you see them leaving their husbands? That’s right.

You deal with the yelling. And the things he says. In front of your parents, in front of your brothers and sisters, in front of your co-workers. What was the worst they could do anyway? They were just words.

See, you’re fine. Naira, you’re perfect. Not a scratch on you. In all of ten years, not a bruise on you. And—

You’re tired. And that’s okay. You did everything you could.

It’s time to make yourself well.

All relationships lie somewhere in the middle of healthy and unhealthy at any given time. That’s why it’s important to identify the patterns and behaviors of our own relationships. Because relationships that visit the unhealthy area one too many instances tend to like to stay there.

For Reena’s

“After Rain Skies” (a compilation of true and inspiring stories of abuse and violence) will be out in all platforms worldwide on MARCH 8, 2022.

20 Comments

  1. murisopsis says:

    Tragic in so many ways…

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is Val, thank you…🙏🥺

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is so true, and unfortunately many women go through this because there nothing to show. Their wounds are deep inside.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed so true and sad Sadje🥺 thank you so much💕🧡🙏

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my dear friend

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  3. This is so sad, and so real, more too often than not.

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is Pragalbha…thank you so much🙏🧡

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  4. Wow, what a sad but good story! This portion really hit me: “Naira was fine. She was perfect. There wasn’t a scratch on her. She was just about to throw herself off the top of a high-rise, that was all.” I know your story is mostly about domestic violence and abuse, but that sums up many cases of depression as well.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…this means a lot to me…let there be no more Naira…🙏💔🥺

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Your lines kept me glued, waiting for the conclusion you draw in the end. Unfortunately, mental and emotional abuse is not taken seriously by others. It may not be evident either. Only the victim knows.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena…i am honored and humbled by your comments…🙏🧡

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        You are always welcome.

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  6. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Silent war after rain skies ….by Mich

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you 🙏🧡

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much 🙏🧡

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  7. a sad truth Mich! 💖

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is indeed. Thank you so much..

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