– Falguni Bhattarai
Every woman has a past. Some were physically abused. Some had violent parents. Some had pubertal issues. Some had sexual abuse as a child from their own family members. Some had messed up love stories. Some had been forced in to sex in the name of love. Some had been drugged. Some were date raped. Some had been blackmailed by their Ex-boyfriend. Some were in abusive relationship. Some had menstrual problems. Some had broken family. Some had a divorce. Some had financial droughts. Some had few unsuccessful suicide attempts.
If you see a women, who went through any of these but had already wiped her tears, tied her hair up, masked her sorrows with a divine smile, stood tall and strong, started walking towards her future because she still has some hope left inside her and has not given up on the concept of love that still exists in this world, do not stab her with her past. Do not confront her. Do not stab her with more abuse. Give way for her and walk beside her. May be hold her hand and walk a while. You will know how sweet that soul is and how strong her hopes are! You will be amazed at how she carries herself after all her energy has been sucked out.
She need not always be only the women next door or from a different home. She could be your own friend, your own sister, your own girlfriend, your own wife, even may be your own mother.
Do not judge her by her past. Gift her that peaceful future that she deserve. Hold her hands against the world, which knows only to judge. Give her the love that she always yearned for.