Do you know anyone in an abusive marriage or a relationship? If yes, then you know how it takes away not only their dreams but also their dignity.
Though it is easy to say that one should move out of an abusive relationship, it takes a lot of strength and courage from the person to actually do so.
Recently, Tina Datta, famously known for her role as Iccha in Uttaran, spoke about how her 5-year long relationship had turned into a living hell.
She shared her story with Bombay Times: How she didn’t have a choice but to put an end to the five-year-long relationship that had turned abusive – not only emotionally and verbally but also physically. She said,
“I was in a relationship with a non-industry guy for five years. We had met through common friends. But I called time on it, because he was extremely abusive, verbally and physically.”
Like many abusive relationship survivors, Tina also shared how she terribly wanted her relationship to work. However, after a lot of pain, she realized that it wouldn’t.
But, when she shared her heart-wrenching story, one couldn’t escape from feeling the pain that she went through.
She further revealed how the guy used to beat her in front of her friends and said,
“I would get bashed up even in front of my friends. And, I went bonkers to an extent that my confidence took a beating. I never wanted to go public with my relationship, but I feel that it’s time to speak up.”
She has been heartbroken but she still hasn’t given up her desire to settle down. She stated,
“I want to settle down and not go about having affairs and then nursing heartbreaks. I have always wanted a love marriage, but God is not sending anyone my way. And, I don’t want to marry someone from the industry, especially an actor, as the relationship will be marred by insecurities. I have seen several failed marriages between actors.”
As she is struggling at various fronts in her professional and personal life, we wish her pain would be wiped off soon and she will be blessed with loads of happiness. Hope she has a spectacular 2019 and a great life.
Though Tina showed the courage to move out of abusive relationships, there are so many women who choose to silently suffer in the relationships or marriage.
If you are under similar pain or you know of any woman involved in a situation of Domestic Abuse, you can contact the experts on the helplines mentioned below. These experts will not only guide you about handling the situation but also give you all the support you need.
Vanitha Sahayavani was established in 1999 by the Bengaluru City Police. It provides immediate rescue and support for women in distress.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Mumbai
Women Helpline (Toll-free): 1298
It is connected with a wide range of NGOs (almost 80). It provides counselling related to socio-economic, legal, psychological, pyschiatric, trauma, medical and much more.
If you know someone, who has been victim of dowry harassment, eve teasing, abuse, domestic violence, cybercrime, divorce & maintainence or sexual harassment at the workplace, please tell them to reach out to this helpline.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Himachal Pradesh
Women Commission Phone Number – 09816066421, 09418636326, 09816882491