Saturday, March 19, 2011

Celebrating Marriage: Guest post by Ahsan and Sadaf

Anniversary celebrations continue as I asked another great couple their views on life, love, marriage and the truth behind ‘happily ever after’.

Ahsan is both a cousin and a buddy. When he married Sadaf, a doctor by profession, I found another buddy! They got married on 20th July 2006 and currently live in Karachi with their beautiful little daughter, Alina.

Me: Define the word ‘marriage’.

Sadaf: Marriage is the strongest yet the most delicate bond between two people. It is definitely the richest relationship that exists, which keeps on unfolding every day.

Ahsan: Marriage is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will get!

Me: Arranged or love? Does it matter after you actually start living as a married couple?

Sadaf: In my opinion, it hardly matters if marriages are love/arranged, No matter how many years you’ve been together before marriage, life after marriage is a fresh start and a different experience. Knowing each other before marriage is definitely a great help but not an essential element for a happy married life. It’s the love, care and importantly, respect that make it work.

Ahsan: Love. Why? Because I had one! 

Me: Which song best fits you as a couple?

Sadaf: Zindagi main toh sabhi pyar kiya kartain hain – Mehdi Hasan

Ahsan: Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden

Me: A cheesy question. Which fairy tale or story (or maybe even film) couple do you relate yourself as a couple?

Ahsan: Never really thought about it. And now that you’ve asked, I can’t remember any film!