Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and his wife Aesha Mukherjee have parted ways after eight years of marriage. Mukherjee took to Instagram account and shared the news of their divorce.
Aesha Mukherjee in her Instagram post said that she is now two times divorcee. The couple had tied the knot in 2012 and have a son named, Zoravar. Aesha Mukherjee hails from Melbourne, Australia, and is a boxer. Meanwhile, Shikar Dhawan is in the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League. He is playing from Delhi Capitals.
Aesha posted a heartfelt note on her Instagram account pouring out her emotions regarding the ending of her marriage the second time. The 46-year-old in her Instagram note said that “I THOUGHT DIVORCE WAS A DIRTY WORD UNTIL I BECAME A 2 TIME DIVORCEE.”
“Funny how words can have such powerful meanings and associations. I experienced this firsthand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce I was soooooooo fu@kn scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time.”
Aesha was first married to a businessman in Australia with whom she had two daughters. She had her first daughter in 2000 named Aliyah. She gave birth to another girl named Rhea in 2005.
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“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.”
Repeating the trauma of divorce
“So now imagine, I have to go through it a second time. Woooahhhhhh. That is terrifying. Being divorced once before already, felt like I had more at stake the second time round. 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 x 100. What does this mean for me? How does this define me and my relationship to marriage?” she further added.
“Well, once I went through the necessary actions and emotions of what had happened I was able to sit with myself and see that I was fine, I was 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”, the Australia-based Aesha further wrote in her Instagram post.