From facing casual sexism to gender discrimination on almost a daily basis, there’s no doubt that being a woman in our country is not a cakewalk. Sadly, their lives get tougher once they get hitched, especially if it’s a joint family. And, a recent post by a desi married woman struck chords with several married women across the country.


Neeru Nagarajan, a social media user, took to her account and elaborated on how she had to seek permission for the smallest things from her former in-laws in her previous marriage. She wrote how it has contributed to her anxiety.

The post, which has garnered over 1200+ likes, grabbed the attention of several desi married women. There were a number of women who agreed with her sentiment.

In fact, women also shared how their in-laws controlled their lives and made them miserable. Here’s what they had to say:

It’s upsetting for every woman out there, to say the least.