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  1. Nilanjana Bose says:

    That’s a mood lifter – Max and Silke’s story I mean. Reminded me of a film called ‘Stepmom,’ Children are priority number one. Married, divorced, or single – every adult is a guardian of the next generation.


  2. Trin Carl says:

    I loved this line “through his association with my siblings and me Max embraced India and all things Indian, turning into quite a sage, a nodding Buddha, complete with bald head and perpetual smile with his philosophical bent of mind that expanded his view…” Max sounds very open minded, reminded me of the novel Turtle feet about a European who embraced Buddhism.

    T is for terrific actress


  3. If only more parents folllowed Max and Silke’s lead. Not easy – but so worth it.

  4. Lalita says:

    Sometimes we marry men who were just meant to be fathers and not soulmates, and if thats the case, I think its a win for the child.

  5. shalzmojo says:

    I am not an expert on this topic but do salute the parent in both the peeps to stay glued together for their son.

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  6. Geraint Isitt says:

    Well done them for seeing the greater good.

  7. Susan Scott says:

    Interesting many layered story of Max & Silke & their journey and a meaningful message of unity overcoming personal differences. Thank you Kalpanaa!

  8. Mrs.Dash says:

    Such a nice post.
    Thanks for sharing

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  9. Tarkabarka says:

    Good on them for recognizing that a child can’t be used as glue. Many couples use the kids exactly as that.

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  10. This is a well written piece. I am glad you visited me; I am following you, now. I look forward to reading more of your wisdom. Thanks!

  11. Most parents couldn’t do that. Even those who are together have a hard time doing it in unity. Hopefully Max’s son appreciates their dedication.

  12. Trin Carl says:

    I’m commenting here on your reply to my post. I hope you don’t mind. I do remember reading “A Year in Provence.” I even wrote a review. http://theglobaldig.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-year-in-provence-by-peter-mayle.html Aren’t travel books about France great?

  13. When you mentioned that they both wanted the baby, sans romantic involvement, I had a feeling that it would all work out…
    They should be proud that they’ve done such a great job with the raising of their son. Many married couples struggle to raise kids.
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  14. Andy says:

    What a beautiful story. It’s inspirational how these two came together in the best interest of their son!

  15. Debbie D. says:

    Max was certainly willing to go to great lengths to be involved in his son’s life. Good for him, but I can’t help feeling a little sorry that he was stuck living under the same roof with someone he doesn’t love. Glad it all worked out, regardless!

  16. Ravish Mani says:

    This is what I was telling on that day that it’s easy to work out a relationship if you have some common goals, like in this case, Max and Silke had the common goal of rearing their child. In India, we don’t discuss common goals of married life and compatibility of life values between the couples at the time of marriage.

  17. Love finds a way and I am happy with the story of Max and Silke. Sometimes it’s the bigger picture and not just ‘what about me picture. They’ll be better off in the end. I feel so.

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