“I lost my parents at 15, after which all my siblings married and ultimately led their own lives. I was only 18 when I got married, but my marriage was not a happy one as I was physically abused by my husband. He would beat me black and blue. We had a child, but divorce was inevitable, and we separated after 8 years. I had no property of my own, which meant I could hardly raise my son, so I had to leave him with my ex-husband.

I lived with my relatives and worked for them so that I could at least feed myself. After marrying for a second time, I moved to Sarpang. Initially, my new husband treated me well, but soon he became an alcoholic and started beating me. I was constantly yelled at and severely beaten. I stayed with him for twelve years and looked after his children, who had lost their mother at a young age. Regardless, he decided to divorce me last year. After chasing me from the house, he brought a new wife, so I had no choice but to move in with my relatives again.

I continued working for them, hoping that one day I could make a living on my own and not rely on anyone. After countless life struggles, I am working at a poultry farm and am content with what I do. I still live with relatives in Samdrup Jongkhar. Although I am content in my current home, I am unsure of my next move.”

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