Myla could hardly believe it—her beloved husband, Robi, was gone. A sudden heart attack had taken his life, and with it, her security. Her two young children had lost their father, and the weight of their care now rested solely on her shoulders.
With Robi’s income as a hotel chef, the family had lived comfortably. Their two children were well‐fed and were gaining an education. In a culture where women’s roles are typically confined to the domestic sphere, Myla had focused on caring for their children and their home. She had depended on Robi for the family’s income. Now—at just 28 years old—Myla was alone, reeling with grief and seeing no way to adequately provide for her children.
A Lone Struggle
Myla had no family nearby. Robi’s family hadn’t approved of their marriage because of Myla’s social standing, so the couple had moved to another region.
Now Myla faced another discrimination: widowhood. Already devastated by the loss of her husband, she must endure rejection and scorn because of this new title. Myla’s neighbors even claimed she had eaten her husband. Their disdain added to Myla’s pain and disparaged her heavy heart.
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