Story of Mayada
I have lived difficult circumstances ever since I was a little girl. My parents did not allow me to go outside the house. Then, a man came and offered my hand in marriage. My sister knew him very well, and everyone around me told me he was a good man. So, I told myself to get married in hopes that married life is better than when I was at my parents’, but I was greatly mistaken. Being with my parents seemed like a walk in the park compared to my marriage since I live with my parents in law. I was getting pampered during the first period, but now it’s all torture.
I met my husband, then we got engaged for 2 months and ended up getting married. The wedding was a small party, and I felt pretty average about the whole thing and so did my husband as well.
Now, it’s all torture. I live at my parents in law’s house. I don’t go out to even see my parents. I just work at home; I don’t do anything else. I don’t feel as though I’m a married woman since I live at my in-laws. My husband and I don’t have a house of our own. If I ever need to tell my husband anything, he’d interrupt me right away and I can’t speak. I went through very difficult conditions. I left my parents’ home so that I could go live with my husband and his parents. Till now, my parents refuse to speak with me.
My son is the best thing in my married life. As he grows up, the feeling that I’m a mother grows inside me more and more. I feel affectionate towards him.
A girl should not get married at a young age, as I did. She should know about everything beforehand. She should know about sexual matters so that she doesn’t face any problems because I didn’t know anything. I didn’t even know that sex leads to pregnancy. A girl should fully know about her husband and his parents. I was new to all this, and I was really scared. I didn’t expect this at all.