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Aditi Sahu
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Marriage is a sacred institution that unites two or more people and creates a family tie and carries legal, social, and religious rights and responsibilities. By nature itself, marriage is between equals and it aims to treat them equally. But in real life, is there equality in marriages?

The answer is sadly no, there isn’t. There never has been, and if things keep going like the way they are going now, there never will be. Be it the responsibility of chores or the responsibility bringing in the money, they are all unfairly divided for now. And unfortunately, women are disproportionately affected by this inequality in marriage than men. Women are the ones who are expected to do almost everything in marriage, they are expected to carry the burden of keeping the two families united, keeping their husband satisfied, and the kids well taken care of. They are expected so much, that if they fail in doing anything, they are labelled as not a good wife, or a good mother or a good daughter-in-law. While men are raised high on a pedestal if they “help” her in doing any of these tasks. These things need to be changed soon! The institution of marriage is a sacred one, and we need to carry it in the way it’s supposed to be, that is, by treated both men and women equally. There needs to be a change in the mentality of people and they need to realise how important equality is in any relationship, especially a married one.