"If I had to rate how happy we are in our relationship, I would rate it 10 all along. Neither of us would change a thing!" quips Savi. Meet the sweethearts of social media, digital entrepreneurs and social media influencers who are changing the way people approach travel. But it's not just their work, Savi and Vid of Bruised Passports are the definition of a happy and healthy marriage. Their Instagram posts are proof of Vid's photography skills and their Insta stories come packed with infectious smiles, positive vibes and lots of love and hugs! They've travelled to over 80 countries together and while we love to read about their adventures, we've always been curious to know how they've managed to carve out such a beautiful marriage and life together. We got Savi to give us an insight into their lives and share with us the secret to a happy marriage.
It seems like I've known Vid forever - we first met in high school in New Delhi, started dating a couple of years later and got married almost 8 years after we first started dating. We've been married for aeons but if I had to rate how happy we are in our relationship on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate it 10 all along. Neither of us would change a thing! :)
It's hard to pinpoint just what makes a happy relationship work, but I think if we had to pick one thing, it would be that our relationship is premised on what works for the two of us and the things that make us happy, NOT societal stereotypes. Both of us think relationships should be allowed to flower and flow organically.
For instance, we quit our jobs in London to travel the world together despite questions & protests from family and friends. We said no to a traditional Hindu marriage, steeped in patriarchal customs such as kanyadaan, and opted for a simple civil ceremony devoid of gifts instead.