“Divorce Means Choosing Myself” Aesha Mukerji Pens Powerful Note On Divorcing Shikhar Dhawan

After 9 years of marriage, Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukerji have parted ways and have gotten a divorce, reports NDTV. The two got married in 2012 and have a son named Zoravar.

Aesha Mukerji took to Instagram to announce her divorce and posted a heartfelt note. This is Aesha’s second divorce and she spoke about her journey from thinking ‘divorce’ to be a “dirty word” to accepting it as a way of choosing herself first.

“I thought divorce was a dirty word until I became a 2-time divorcee,” she wrote.

“The first time I went through a divorce I was so scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time. I felt as if I had let everyone down and even felt selfish. I felt that I was letting my parents down, I felt that I was letting my children down and even to some extent I felt as if I was letting God down. Divorce was such a dirty word,” she added.

She went on to express things seemed tougher during her second divorce.


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“Being divorced once before already, felt like I had more at stake the second time around. I had more to prove. So when my second marriage broke down it was really scary. All the feelings I felt when I went through it the first time came flooding in. Fear, failure and disappointment.”

However, once she went through the entire process, Aesha revealed how she felt better.

“I was actually doing great, even noticed my fear had totally disappeared. The remarkable thing is I actually felt much more empowered. I realised my fear and the meaning I gave to the word divorce was my own doing.”

She goes on to add:

“Divorce means choosing myself and not settling and sacrificing my own life for the sake of a marriage. Divorce means even though you do your best and try your best things sometimes do not work out and that’s okay.”

Have a look at her full post here:

We wish Aesha Mukerji and Shikhar Shawan strength during this challenging time.

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