Not every kind of violence is physical, there is a lot of mental violence: Shefali Jariwala on her troubled first marriage


Shefali Jariwala, who is currently married to Parag Tyagi, went through a troubled marriage in the past. The actress was married to Harmeet Singh of Meet Bros fame. The former couple was reportedly together for 5 years. Shefali went for divorce and accused Harmeet of domestic violence. Now, years later, Shefali is happily married to Parag. During an interview, the Bigg Boss 13 participant opened up about her troubled marriage and said that not every kind of violence is physical but there is a lot of mental violence too. 

"It is very important to understand that you are not being appreciated. Not every kind of violence is physical. There is a lot of mental violence that also happens and you are very unhappy in your life. I think, one of the reasons why I could make the decision for myself, was because I was independent. I was making my own money. The biggest fear in our country is we have is of the society. Divorce is considered to be taboo but the way I have been raised, is to not really care about society but just do what we feel is right.  I could take such steps in my life and had strong support," Shefali told. 

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She further added, "Women need to understand that you need to be really independent and you have to recognise the situation you are in. Sometimes, women do not recognise it for years together that they are not in a happy marriage. Things can happen amicably for the better but there are a lot of people out there who support you. The police can intervene. We have great lawyers. The law of the country protects women in many ways. They have to seek advice and be strong. They need to try and have a support system of their own and you have to make difficult decisions to move forward in life."

(Source: Times Now)