Life in India as a woman is much different than in the western world. Arranged marriages and a deeply patriarchal society are just two of the pressures that can make life difficult for an Indian woman. Add a toxic, abusive arranged marriage with kids involved to these cultural pressures and one could feel quite hopeless. This is exactly what Kanchan Moudgil had to go through and was able to come out the other side happy, healthy and with a positive outlook on life. Listen to today’s show to hear Kanchan’s inspirational story along with specific, actionable advice for what to do if you’re in a toxic or abusive relationship.

In this episode with Kanchan Moudgil we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • What it’s like to grow up in India with arranged marriages and a strong patriarchal hierarchy
  • How to get out of a victim mentality
  • How those who are in toxic relationships can justify an abusive situation and how to change the narrative
  • Visualization as a tool to help exit a toxic relationship
  • Developing the strength to leave an unhealthy relationship
  • And much more!

Kanchan Bhaskar, an Indian-American, is a first-time author. She holds a Master’s Degree in social work and a certificate in life coaching. She is also a certified Business Coach. Being a successful Human Resource professional, her expertise is in training and mentoring. She is a certified advocate, speaker, and coach for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Kanchan lives in Chicago.  Learn more about Kanchan on her website:

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