A woman whose TikTok video about her separation from her spouse in New York City went viral said the separation had been beneficial to their marriage.
With almost a million views as of this writing, Sana Akhand’s January 29 video, in which the couple discuss their unconventional lifestyle, has gone viral.
Sana told Insider that she and her husband Adnan tied the knot while they were both in their twenties, almost seven years ago.
It took a year and three months from the time we had our first kiss till we tied the knot, Sana, who is from South Asia, said. “After graduation, marriage is the expected next step in our culture.”
She claimed at the time that she valued her relationship too highly to risk putting it on the back burner in favour of her job.
They looked at their marriage licence and wondered, “How much can life change?” Sana and Adnan viewed their marriage licence as a “piece of paper.”
When Did They Get Married and How They Decided to Live Apart?
Akhand told Insider in an interview that she and her husband Adnan tied the knot while they were in their twenties, almost seven years ago.
“It was a year and three months from the time we kissed to the time we were married, “According to South Asian Akhand, “the next stage after college is marriage.”
She explained that she made the decision to prioritise her profession at that time because they had landed in a marriage position that neither of them had sought out.
“He was under a lot of financial stress. Plus, I was like, “I’m not contributing equally monetarily, so let me step into the wife duties of taking care of the house.” “that’s what she said.
Covid-19 lockdowns and increasing time spent indoors led to an increase in Akhand’s desire for personal space, she added.
Insider learned that the couple had recently started dating again after the husband had suggested it.
After disclosing that she and her spouse make their union work by living in separate places, she wants to remind others that every marriage is different.
TikTok user @sanaakhand, whose real name is Sana Akhand, uploaded a video this week in which she and her husband discussed their living situation.
They shared a one-bedroom apartment in New York City, but they spend most of their time apart because their space needs are “just too small to allow us to feel independent,” she said.