Married but UnmarriedIn today's world, life moves at a hectic pace, changing family dynamics, changing working hours and having a decent paying job are all challenges that most middle class people have to face.
In this scenario, marriage brings two people together; their trails and tribulations to get the family off for a good start (financially, socially and emotionally) takes it's toll on the relationship between the husband and wife. Both have to work with little choice as cost of living is beyond the reach of a single earning member of the family.
Different viewpoints, difference of opinions, demands of personal space and time slowly start drawing a wedge between the spouses. The husband and wife who would be a shoulder the lean on or pillar of strength for each other, slowly become a good, dutiful father, mother, daughter-in-law or a son-in-law.
During this transformation, the love, genuine emotional bonding takes a back-seat. With passage of time both fulfill the roles of family, take care of needs of children and parents but between themselves there is an unsaid truce with both yearning for more from their partners.
(This is not a thread about equality or narrow minded thoughts but how the relationship between a couple subtly deteriorates in a middle class family)