I got married in 2010 and came to live in New York to be with my husband. New York was not unfamiliar to me as I had an MBA from The City University of New York (CUNY); my husband had already been in NY for 15 years. It was an arranged marriage and my parents had spent lavishly during the weeding. My husband too seemed like a decent man.
However, my marriage went sour from Day 1.
My husband, who is very rich, worked at a bank as a vice-president. He began behaving badly right from the beginning, emotionally and physically abusing me. He kept me financially dependent. I had to plead with him for money for day-to-day needs. He would give me $100 and would then ask for receipts when that amount would get over. On top of it, my in-laws were demanding dowry.
I was more than miserable in the US and my parents and my entire family were in India. I was all alone in NY with my husband and his family. He threatened me that if I didn't do what he said, he would not get me a green card and I would have to leave the country. I was very frightened.
Through the two years of our marriage, our relationship deteriorated every day. Yet, as an Indian girl, I held on to the belief that we married only once and tried to endure and work it out. I did not have the courage to leave my husband.
I came for a visit to India, and my mother took me to Guruji's Bade Mandir. My husband was with me and he said bad things about Guruji and the Bade Mandir. I prayed to Guruji and asked Him to improve my life.
My husband went back to NY while I stayed with my parents to attend my cousin's wedding. Ten days later, my husband called my dad from the US and told him that he did not want to live with me. To me it seemed as if Guruji had opened a door when I did not have the courage to do it.
My parents supported me in my decision not to be with him. They said he was a bad person. I came back to NY and filed for divorce.
Guruji saved my life because I was depressed and had suicidal thoughts throughout my marriage.
And He made me self-dependent. I was interviewed for a Fortune 500 company but had little experience and was not hopeful. I prayed to Guruji for the job as it was necessary for my survival in NY. The next day I got the job which came with a very handsome salary and benefits. I have my own apartment in NY now. I am still fighting for my divorce and am very hopeful that Guruji will do justice. I cannot thank Guruji enough because He gave me strength and was with me throughout my bad times.