It was harder managing kids and work during marriage, says Mikaal Zulfiqar's ex wife

Updated 29 Apr, 2017 09:27am

Images Staff

Sara Mikaal asks people to appreciate mothers for the work they do, irrespective of whether they're divorced or not.

After a month of silence over her divorce, Mikaal Zulfiqar's wife Sara has finally addressed people's concern about raising her kids as a single mother.

In a Facebook post, Sara said her inbox was 'flooded' with questions after Mikaal publicly announced their divorce on social media, however, there was one query she felt the need to answer: "How do you manage your children and work?"

"Be it a working mother or a stay-at-home mother, she is fully responsible for the household and kids," she wrote, explaining that the duties of a mother towards her children does not change, whether married or divorced.

Comparing her life now -- a divorced, single mother of two daughters -- to her married life, Sara feels she has less responsibility and that marriage was in fact, 'tougher'.

"Has my life changed after the divorce? Nope. I'm still responsible for the house and kids. The responsibility of a husband has been alleviated, which means I had more responsibilities when I was married."

She added, "Very few showed overwhelming concern about how I managed work and kids back then. And back then was actually tougher. Yes, I fully, 100% support my children financially, emotionally and physically, but it was still harder before."

In her post, she asks people to "appreciate what our women are doing for us and our society," as it's not "just single mothers who have a tough time, married women are working just as hard, maybe harder sometimes."

However, Sara was thankful for the men in her life for sharing equal responsibility and acknowledged that such men are 'so few'.

Mikaal and Sara were married for six years and have two daughters.