Actor Mikaal Zulfiqar announced last month that he and his wife Sara Bhatti have gotten divorced.
Now, the Diyar-e-Dil star’s former wife has taken to social media to answer one question she felt was needed to be addressed after her inbox was flooded with queries post her divorce.
In a pretty descriptive Facebook post, she opened up about managing work and kids at the same time.
“After my divorce, my inbox was flooded with two kinds of messages. How did you get over and heal after the breakup? How do you manage your children and work?” Sara began.
She then said that she would like to address the second question in this post. “Be it a working mother or a stay-at-home mother, she is fully responsible for the household and kids. It does not matter if your husband is white, brown, green, yellow or one of his parents is white, brown green or yellow. That is just the way it is,” she continued.
“If we’re working, we take our kids to work. We pick them up from school, drive them to extra-curricular and then come home, cook and take care of the house. Has my life changed after the divorce? Nope. I’m still responsible for the house and kids. The responsibility of a husband has been alleviated, which means I had more responsibilities when I was married,” she then revealed.
“Very few showed overwhelming concern about how I managed work and kids back then. And back then was actually tougher. Yes, I fully, 100% support my children financially, emotionally and physically, but it was still harder before. We need to appreciate what our women are doing for us and our society. I’ve been blessed to know men who will actually share equal responsibility. And thank you for showing me you exist. But they are so few,” she wrote.
“Please, mothers, instead of saying my son can not take care of the children encourage him to be a better father. Friends, instead of saying it is just your wife’s responsibility say maybe you can just manage yourself. Sisters and brothers give our hardworking women a smile, a thank you and show them a little understanding. It may be unfair, but we’re not complaining about the workload, just give us credit where it is due
“It is not just single mothers who have a tough time, married women are working just as hard, maybe harder sometimes,” she further added.
Sara concluded as she also urged others to share their stories rather than suffer in silence.
Mikaal, too, in a Facebook post earlier broke the news that he and Sara decided to officially end their marriage after a long separation.
Mikaal and Sara got married six years ago and have two daughters together.
The actor is known for his appearance in comedy commercials and has also starred in Indian films such as Shoot on Sight, U R My Jaan, and Baby. He won Best Actor for his role in the drama serial Muhabbat Subah Kaa Sitara Hai at the Hum TV Awards 2015.
His upcoming Pakistani project Ae Dil Meray Chal Re is expected to release next year.
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