"How is a long distance relationship any different than the one you are close by? Love remains love in any situation." Mahi's point of view on love is such because he has experienced both. Love might be defined in different ways by people but it has been tested and proven that love has the power to overcome anything.
Mahi was in Bahrain when he was connected to Nila but he had not spoken to her or seen her until the day they met in her house. "I was quite curious to meet her and see where it takes us," he said. For Nila though, their first meeting turned out to be an unexpected one.
"We were supposed to meet on one day but we had to cancel it. Neither did we fix another date to meet. Then, out of nowhere, he informed me that he was coming to visit me and I had no idea about it," she giggled.
They chatted for an hour but that was not enough for Mahi. "You cannot know a person within an hour, right? Although, what I could gauge is that we shared similar ideologies," she stated and that is exactly why both agreed to go ahead with tying the knot.
Since an hour wasn't enough to know much about one another, they courted for six months. Mahi and Nila did fall in love in the few months but their love was tested by the distance between Bahrain and India. "When you are in love, does distance actually matter? Never and it could not even cause hindrance in our love story," she explained.
Mahi could only come back for his engagement and then his wedding. "I was on such tight schedules that I didn't even get the chance to be nervous about getting married," he laughed out loud. But Nila was sad that she was leaving the house she grew up in. "Every girl goes through it but my husband supported me here," said she.
His wife's happiness means the world to Mahi and to prove that, Nila shares an anecdote, "Just a few days after the wedding, I was missing my parents and he noticed that I am upset. The second I told him the reason, he cancelled all his plans and ten minutes later, I was on my way to visit my parents."
It is not how many times you tell your partner that you love them. It is rather important how you express it.