Vanraj gets jealous seeing Anupama’s news in newspaper. He prepares tea reminiscing Anu rushing to serve him tea. Pakhi asks why he is in kitchen. He says he is preparing tea. She notices Anu’s pic in newspaper. Kavya walks out to them and says if he is preparing tea, then he should prepare coffee for her and Pakhi. Pakhi says papa is not habituated to do all this. Kavya says so what, he will be habituated soon, its not a bad habit. Pakhi asks when she is there, why should papa do as even at home mummy does everything. Kavya says she is not Anupama to spoil everyone in lieu of love, she believes everyone should be self-sufficient so that they don’t face any problem later like her papa is facing. Vanraj says he didn’t learn it as Baa didn’t taught him, Anu never let him do that, and he didn’t have time, that doesn’t mean his children are not self-sufficient as Anu taught them everything.
Pakhi says exactly, she knows to prepare coffee, pasta, iron clothes, use washing machine, etc. Kavya says then why don’t she do that. Pakhi says she should as she doesn’t like maid’s prepared food. Vanraj backs her. Kavya yells that she likes to order outside food and even yesterday she ordered 1000 rs worth pizza and didn’t even finish it. Pakhi says she kept it in fridge for breakfast and anyways even if she is ordering food daily, she is taking money from papa and not her. Kavya says her papa is jobless and she cannot waste even his money, her papa doesn’t say her anything doesn’t mean she can do whatever she wants; she yells at Vanraj next that Anu has spoilt children and even he has.
Baa helps Anu get ready for award function saying she is going to receive award and not buy vegetables, she is angry on her though. Anu says she knows she is angry and tensed for Sweety/Pakhi. Baa asks her to inform Samar and Toshu chat with her often, though Vanraj is with Sweety, she cannot trust maide ki katori Kavya who sent Samar to jail and don’t know what she will do with Pakhi. Anu gets concerned for Pakhi. Pakhi reverts back to Kavya and says neither of her parents spoilt her and her siblings, showing concern and love does not mean spoiling, she cannot understand as she is selfish; papa lost his job and is tensed, but she dumps work on him; papa was happy at home, but since he is staying with Kavya, she is in sorrows; Baa is right that Kavya is not papa’s girlfriend but a home breaker. Kavya angrily tries to slap her, but Vanraj holds her hand and warns to dare not think of raising hand on her daughter or else he doesn’t know what he will do. He scolds Pakhi that this is not their house and they will have to listen to the house owner; Kavya is right that everyone should know basic work and he is facing problem as he doesn’t know, life is so unpredictable, so they have prepare themselves to face life’s every challenge; papa or mummy never taught her to misbehave with elders.
Pakhi apologizes. Vanraj tells Kavya that she is childless and hence doesn’t have motherly feelings, but what she did with Samar and tried to do with Pakhi is unfair. Kavya shouts he means she should tolerate his children’s misbehavior and he is giving her gyaan instead of scolding his daughter. Vanraj says he explained her repeatedly, but even after being so mature, she is acting rude; she is talking about money and forgot that how much he helped her when she joined as an intern and her salary was only 5000 rs; he lent her money many times, but today when he is jobless, she is taunting him; he is spending his money even now and not hers. He then scolds Pakhi that he is tolerating her misbehavior and testing his patience. He tells Kavya that if she has problems with him and Pakhi, they will shift somewhere else; they have complaints with Anupama, but they are proving her right.
Anu searches Pakhi after receiving award and thinks Pakhi didn’t attend function, is it a teacher won but a mother lost. Pakhi looks at her hiding behind a tree and reminisces Anu pampering her and Kavya scolding her and trying to slap her, etc. Anu notices her and happily calls her. Pakhi cries. Anu rushes to her and asks why she is crying, if someone said something, she shouldn’t worry and return home whenever she wants to as everyone are eager to see her back at home. Pakhi congratulates her and walks away saying she is getting late for class. Vanraj congratulates her next and says he came to pay Pakhi’s school feels; he thought Anu will spoil everything, but she didn’t. She says thank you and asks what happened to Sweety, why she was crying.
At office, Kavya reminisces Vanraj scolding her and thinks he scolded her for Pakhi, but its okay as he is in tension after losing his job; she should do something for him, she will take him to a resort for his birthday and spend quality time with him without Pakhi. She searches resorts online. Vanraj tells Anu that Pakhi is having adjustment issues, but he will manage. Anu says Pakhi is not with her mother, so she is concerned; she read in childhood that mother is like a roti and father like a sweet, they need roti daily; Pakhi is not yet ready for their divorce and her fear emerges out as anger, he should calm her down with love. He nods okay and gives her trophy and bouquet. She says she forgot them seeing Pakhi crying. They both get counsellor’s message for a meeting tomorrow. Anu walks away saying let us meet at counsellor’s office tomorrow.
Baa prepares laddus frowning. Mamaji jokes. Baa says bahu didn’t win any big trophy that bapuji ordered to distribute laddus among neighbors. Mamaji praises Anu. Anu returns home and happily showing them trophy takes their blessings. Baa smiles at her and asks her to get her masala chai as her hands are paining preparing laddus. Anu rushes to kitchen. Mamaji says he feels good when Baa show motherly feelings to Anu. Baa says she will whever she can, but she didn’t like Anu filing for divorce.
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Pakhi returns home and shares Vanraj’s childhood snacks with him. She tells him that they underestimated mummy and considered her a loser as she is a housewife and not much educated, but she moved so much ahead even after shortcomings. He says she can go home if she is remembering her family and home. She says she do miss them, but she cannot leave him alone. He says she needs to adjust everywhere, be it school or home; Kavya has working pressure and like she follows rules in schools, she should here. She says there are no rules at home. He says there are rules at Kavya’s house. She asks if he is happy with bestie/Kavya. He says yes, he knows they fight, but its because of situations and this phase will pass on. He asks if she is happy here. She says if he is happy, she is also happy. He says if his child is happy, he is super happy. She reminds that his birthday is coming and reminds that Baa prepares sesame laddus for him and mummy his favorite food. He says this time it won’t happen. She asks why not, they will celebrate his birthday at home as birthday is celebrated with family. Kavya asks which family, they kicked her papa out of house, so this time they all 3 will celebrate Vanraj’s birthday.
Kinjal breaks cup while cooking and apologizes Anu. Anu says its not her mistake as thing break when they have to, be it crockery or heart. Nandini hearing their conversation feels sad and looks at her tattoo. Anu continues that their life is not like her, they make a mistake of sitting comfortably thinking relationship as a destiny, but relationship is a journey and they have to walk on it daily, it breaks a bit and they mend it daily; there would be troubles in love and there may be disagreements, but they have to manage it carefully; only lucky ones get love and they need to safeguard it and not turn back when they find one. She then says she saw Sweety tensed in school due to some reason, she is worried for her as she may be not happy in Kavya’s house. She asks Kinjal to ask Toshu to speak to her as she may open up with her brother and asks even Nandini to speak to her as a friend. Kinjal says she feels Pakhi is feeling lonely as Kavya is busy in office. Anu gets more concerned.
Pakhi desires to celebrate Vanraj’s birthday at their home. Kavya says they all 3 will celebrate birthday here. Pakhi says everyone would be present at home. Kavya says they will celebrate his birthday in a different way like Pakhi’s birthday and it would be fun, anyways she knows that her parents are divorcing and in this situation, it would be awkward for Vanraj. Pakhi thinks if her papa’s birthday would be celebrated according to Kavya’s wish, it used to according to her way in their home and mummy and Baa used to say Pakhi has first right on Vanraj. She walks towards her room and hears Kavya insisting Vanraj to celebrate his birthday only with her. Vanraj says he will not send Pakhi to Anupama until Pakhi herself wants to go, he explained Pakhi and even Kavya should adjust; though Kavya has work pressure, she can become Pakhi’s bestie if not a mother. Kavya says sure, she will try. He says thanks and informs about his and Anu’s meeting tomorrow with a divorce counsellor. She asks if she can accompany him. He says no. She asks him to make sure there are no chances for reconciliation. He nods yes.
Anu while cooking food asks Kinjal and Nandini if they know what happens at divorce counselor’s office. Nandini says they have a bit of idea. Kinjal says all counselors will speak at once. Nandini says lawyers would have explained the case, even then they would ask why she wants divorce. Kinjal says basically they would try to save the marriage, this is the rule. Nandini says they will just give suggestion and not order and if she decides for a divorce, nobody can stop her. Anu asks what if either one of them says they want to stay together again. Nandini says case will be delayed and they will be tried for reconciliation. Kinjal says that will not happen in her case as they both want divorce. Anu thinks why she feels that he will not let her go easily, he made a new relationship in a hurry and is delayed to let go off the old one, hope he doesn’t entangle the breaking thread.
Vanraj gets ready for counsellor’s meeting. Anu also gets ready and looks at her and Vanraj’s photo. Do Pal Ruka Khwabon Ka Karwaan… song plays in the background. Baa yells that Bahu is adamant to get divorce and not listening to her. Dollly asks her to think before speaking. Baa yells when people don’t think before doing, why should she think before speaking. Anu walks to Baa and apologizes for going against her as its difficult for her to see her beta/son and bahu/DIL separating, sorry for letting her go through this pain. Baa says she is staying away from Vanraj since long, then why this divorce tag and break the house. Anu says house broke long ago, she is just going to remove the name plate; until her relationship with him ends, he cannot move on with Kavya. Dolly asks if she will go alone. Kinjal says she told mummy to take her along. Anu says some fights have to be fought alone.
Toshu says especially when a person wants to fight, earlier with husband and then school management. Anu asks if he forgot that she fought with Rakhi for him, its right if she fights for him and wrong if she fights for others. Baa yells not to scold him or else he will leave home like Pakhi. Anu asks if she cannot tell what is in heart because of that, relationship should be followed by both sides and if its by only one side, whatever today is happening will happen. She greets Baa and leaves. She meets Vanraj outside counsellor’s office. Dolly sees Baa crying and asks resaon. Baa says she cannot see her beta and bahu divorcing. Dolly says its their mutual consent. Baa says not in her generation and divorce was considered a curse, she gives example of her relative and says bahu did wrong.
Dolly says even wrong happened with Anu. Baa yells which marriage doesn’t go through tough phase. Dolly asks what if this had happened to her, what if Sanjay had betrayed her for another woman, if she had asked her to go and stay with a man who betrayed her; in fact she would have brought her from her sasural on the first day; bhabhi didn’t do that, she doesn’t want to be a wife but wants to be a bahu always; nobody can do whatever babhi is doing. Baa yells she can think whatever she wants, she just prays god to cancel this divorce.
Vanraj and Anu enter counsellor’s office. Their lawyers inform that only they should meet counselor and should wait until their turn comes. They both sit and see a couple arguing for divorce. Vanraj taps his foot in nervousness. Anu asks if he is nervous. He says no. She says she is. He says even he is and says he is having the same feeling when Toshu was about to born and he was waiting outside. She says its like they gather courage and remove bandage from wound at once hoping it will not pain much.
Kinjal sees Toshu tensed and asks him to speak out his heart, if he doesn’t like his parent’s divorce. He says he never wants his parents separated and describes a childhood incident when Baa stood in between his parents during photo session and he insisted to let his parents stand together; he knew nothing would be like before when his parents separated, but he had a false hope; Samar and Pakhi are small and will handle themselves, but he can’t; anyways if his parents have decided to divorce, he can’t say anything. Kinjal hopes she could lessen his pain and insecurity, but whatever happening is right and is for the best.
Anu and Vanraj meet counsellor who asks if they want divorce after 25 years of marriage and having 3 grown up children. She says couple adjust coming through this age and in fact they need life partner the most in this age, so frankly this is not the age for divorce. Anu asks if there is an age for heart break. Counsellor says no. Anu asks then how can there be an age limit to separate. Counsellor says everyone has shortfalls in them, but one should learn to adjust with others, there cannot be any fight or issue which cannot be solved, they are here to solve the issue. She asks Vanraj that he gave his wife’s mental instability as a reason for divorce, then why did he change at the last moment. He says he gave that reason in anger, but then realized it was a mistake.
Counsellor says they take decisions in anger and then repent, so they do this counseling and try to change their mind as situations, allegations, and even people change over time. She asks Anu that Vanraj made an allegation and took it back, but she didn’t, it means they both care for each other and can give a chance for their relationship again. Vanraj says he made a mistake and apologized Anu, but she is not forgiving him. Anu says its not a mistake but betrayal. She tells Counsellor that she didn’t want to say, but has to; he broke her trust for another woman; wife forgives husband’s each mistake thinking its her destiny, but she is not so great to forgive his mistake and wants to end their relationship at once. Counsellor says fine, they both should sign divorce papers and end their marriage. Anu signs papers and insists him to sign, but he hesitates.
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