Disha and Abhay’s Platinum Love Story
Disha and Abhay first crossed paths at school during remedial classes and as days passed by, the pair became friends as they revised and solved old exam papers together. Once school came to an end, their paths diverged as Disha remained in India to pursue her studies while Abhay flew out to the UK to pursue his degree. However, things changed when Abhay contacted Disha on Facebook and they bonded while reminiscing about school shenanigans. Soon enough, the couple started dating despite the miles between them and would regularly video call each other every day regardless of their busy schedules, a practice they kept alive throughout the 11 years of their long-distance relationship.
With her younger sister and only sibling settled overseas, Disha has always wanted to remain closer home to attend to the well-being of her aging parents. Hence, when Abhay pitched his plan to settle abroad after completing his post-graduate degree, Disha was apprehensive.
To her surprise, Abhay took the monumental decision of canceling his admission and settling with Disha in India where they could together look after her parents. Disha shares, “My only sister is settled in Canada and hence, I’m the primary caretaker of my aging parents. Understandably when Abhay informed me about his plans to pursue a postgraduate degree in another country with the intention of settling down there with me after marriage, I was torn. My parents play an important part in my life and at the same time, I’d just started my business in India. My parents have done everything in their power to ensure that I get the best in life. And, now that I’m all grown up, I want to give them the best of care. The fact that Abhay selflessly chose to stay with me so that we could take care of them together means the world to me. I was so touched, because I knew that my priorities aren’t just mine any longer – they’re his priorities too.”
“When I voiced my concerns to Abhay and expressed that I wished to stay closer to my family and take care of them,. he understood exactly where I came was coming from, altered his well-laid plans by canceling his admission, and chose to stay with me in India. Abhay’s gesture spoke volumes about the kind of partnership he considers this to be! He empathized with me and put my emotions first. He said, ‘It’s not just ‘your’ responsibility but ‘our’ responsibility to look after them. Your parents are like my parents and if I were in your shoes I would’ve done the same.’ And these were not just words of support. He continues to attend to my parents’ needs sincerely. Be it caring for them when I’m busy with work or just going over to their place to give them company, he does it all without any hesitancy. In fact, I can at times get impatient with my parents, but he never does! He listens to them intently and is always curious about their opinions. After our marriage, he could’ve moved to his hometown in Jalandhar, where his business and large family are based, but he chose to move in with me in Delhi, a city new to him, where he’s still in the process of establishing his roots.
There was never a grain of doubt in my mind that Abhay wouldn’t stand by me. Sure, I was apprehensive about the discussions that would stem from my decision to stay in India, but my faith in him never wavered because he understands me with complete clarity. We’ve always been clear to each other about our dreams, insecurities, and priorities. And when the time came to make a tough decision, he stepped into my shoes and understood my point of view. I thank my lucky stars that Abhay reached out to me 11 years ago to strike up a conversation!”
Giving Disha’s needs equal importance and understanding what is important to her, Abhay went the extra mile for Disha sans any second thoughts. He shares, “There’s never been a ‘role’ that Disha or I fit ourselves into. Instead, both of us listen to each other’s perspectives, understand where the thinking stems from, share our doubts, reassure each other and work in tandem to find solutions. No matter where we are, we always stand by each other resolutely to take on challenges.” He adds, “I know just how important Disha’s family is to her and I would’ve probably been torn too if I did not have a younger brother to take care of my parents back home in Jalandhar. When Disha is caught up with work, I go over to her parents to spend time with them and I’m sure Disha would’ve done the same if my parents were nearby. Over time, her parents have become a very crucial part of my life and played an important role in making Delhi home for me.”
Disha and Abhay knew theirs was not a love to be defined by ‘roles’ or expectations, but rather the empathy and understanding they share with each other. It’s what keeps their love resolute and unwavering through it all. With a density that’s 40% higher than gold, Platinum Love Bands remain resolute and unfading with time and exposure to elements – the perfect ode to Disha and Abhay’s rare love.