I’m a Filipina. Maybe you are wondering why I am writing my story here since most of the stories here are about Indians. Well, it so happens that I am in a relationship with an Indian guy. Specifically, a Tamilian guy. We are both working overseas. I met him at work, we are colleagues. Same department, same team.
I come from a broken marriage and have a son. Honestly, I didn’t have any plans to have a relationship.
I started working overseas to provide for my son, that’s all but everything changed when I met him. At first, we were not talking, not even looking at each other. But our boss asked him to train me since he was my senior. We started to get close to each other, work-related conversations turned into talks about personal life. We talked about my past relationship, my family and of course, my son. He shared his life story also. Then after some time, we discovered that we had developed romantic feelings for each other. We tried to dismiss the feelings that we had, but we could not. We decided to go on and have a relationship despite all the complications that we might face. My friends and family knew about us, but we needed to hide everything from his friends, especially from his family.
We are very happy together. Although most of the time, we fight because of our cultural differences, but we still decide to stay together for each other. I love him so much and I know that he loves me too.
Fast forward to the present day, almost 3 years have passed and still we are together, but complications have started to arise. His mother decided to arrange his marriage. At first, he didn’t want to accept it but since he loves his mom so much and didn’t want to have a permanent rift with her, he agreed. It’s so hard to accept this, but he asked me to stay with him until his marriage. Part of me wants to break up with him, but part of me wants to stay also. I plan to resign after he goes on leave for his marriage so that when he comes back I will not be in the office anymore. I will block his number, unfriend him on social media and go back home. I don’t want to leave him but I have my values also, I don’t want to be the person who will ruin a marriage.
I love him and I don’t know what will happen to me after he gets married to someone else.