Story of Khawla
If I want to remember how it was when I was a kid, I’d say that I used to laugh with no reason and go play wasting my time with anything I wanted. Now, I’m 17 but I’ve become an adult. I now have to bare responsibilities, and all the worries of the world are on my shoulders. Now, I laugh without wanting to just to hide what I’m feeling within. I still feel as though I’m a child deep down; I miss laughing as I used to.
I met my husband after his family asked for my hand in marriage. My parents asked me whether I approve or not. I hesitated a lot, but then I decided to go for it. We got engaged for half a year, then the wedding happened. It wasn’t like I imagined it to be. My in laws organized it based on their financial capabilities. It was nice though, and I was really happy since I wore a dress and everything. I was scared that I would miss my parents, though.
I’ve been married for 5 months now. All what I do are wife duties: I clean the house, see if my husband needs anything, help him with whatever he needs, and assist my in laws around the house. I have friends, but I barely see them. If I want to have fun, I spend it with my in laws playing a deck of cards. As for my husband I, we have minor differences between us and we only verbally argue. However, when I see other married couples, I realize how good I have it since everything gets solved with an apology.
I once got pregnant; I was really scared that I wouldn’t be up to the responsibility. So, I decided to abort 3 months into my pregnancy. This abortion process was really difficult especially finding a good doctor. He asked for a big amount of money that we didn’t have, so we had to fall in debt in order to pay for my abortion. This is wrong. Doctors should treat me first, and then, they should ask for money based on the financial capabilities of each patient.
When it comes to issues of marriage and such, a girl’s opinion should be taken in consideration. Her voice is the one that matters. It’s her life and her decisions should be taken by herself.