Pakhi desires to celebrate Vanraj’s birthday at their home. Kavya says they all 3 will celebrate birthday here. Pakhi says everyone would be present at home. Kavya says they will celebrate his birthday in a different way like Pakhi’s birthday and it would be fun, anyways she knows that her parents are divorcing and in this situation, it would be awkward for Vanraj. Pakhi thinks if her papa’s birthday would be celebrated according to Kavya’s wish, it used to according to her way in their home and mummy and Baa used to say Pakhi has first right on Vanraj. She walks towards her room and hears Kavya insisting Vanraj to celebrate his birthday only with her. Vanraj says he will not send Pakhi to Anupama until Pakhi herself wants to go, he explained Pakhi and even Kavya should adjust; though Kavya has work pressure, she can become Pakhi’s bestie if not a mother. Kavya says sure, she will try. He says thanks and informs about his and Anu’s meeting tomorrow with a divorce counsellor. She asks if she can accompany him. He says no. She asks him to make sure there are no chances for reconciliation. He nods yes.
Anu while cooking food asks Kinjal and Nandini if they know what happens at divorce counselor’s office. Nandini says they have a bit of idea. Kinjal says all counselors will speak at once. Nandini says lawyers would have explained the case, even then they would ask why she wants divorce. Kinjal says basically they would try to save the marriage, this is the rule. Nandini says they will just give suggestion and not order and if she decides for a divorce, nobody can stop her. Anu asks what if either one of them says they want to stay together again. Nandini says case will be delayed and they will be tried for reconciliation. Kinjal says that will not happen in her case as they both want divorce. Anu thinks why she feels that he will not let her go easily, he made a new relationship in a hurry and is delayed to let go off the old one, hope he doesn’t entangle the breaking thread.
Vanraj gets ready for counsellor’s meeting. Anu also gets ready and looks at her and Vanraj’s photo. Do Pal Ruka Khwabon Ka Karwaan… song plays in the background. Baa yells that Bahu is adamant to get divorce and not listening to her. Dollly asks her to think before speaking. Baa yells when people don’t think before doing, why should she think before speaking. Anu walks to Baa and apologizes for going against her as its difficult for her to see her beta/son and bahu/DIL separating, sorry for letting her go through this pain. Baa says she is staying away from Vanraj since long, then why this divorce tag and break the house. Anu says house broke long ago, she is just going to remove the name plate; until her relationship with him ends, he cannot move on with Kavya. Dolly asks if she will go alone. Kinjal says she told mummy to take her along. Anu says some fights have to be fought alone. Toshu says especially when a person wants to fight, earlier with husband and then school management. Anu asks if he forgot that she fought with Rakhi for him, its right if she fights for him and wrong if she fights for others. Baa yells not to scold him or else he will leave home like Pakhi. Anu asks if she cannot tell what is in heart because of that, relationship should be followed by both sides and if its by only one side, whatever today is happening will happen. She greets Baa and leaves. She meets Vanraj outside counsellor’s office. Dolly sees Baa crying and asks resaon. Baa says she cannot see her beta and bahu divorcing. Dolly says its their mutual consent. Baa says not in her generation and divorce was considered a curse, she gives example of her relative and says bahu did wrong. Dolly says even wrong happened with Anu. Baa yells which marriage doesn’t go through tough phase. Dolly asks what if this had happened to her, what if Sanjay had betrayed her for another woman, if she had asked her to go and stay with a man who betrayed her; in fact she would have brought her from her sasural on the first day; bhabhi didn’t do that, she doesn’t want to be a wife but wants to be a bahu always; nobody can do whatever babhi is doing. Baa yells she can think whatever she wants, she just prays god to cancel this divorce.
Vanraj and Anu enter counsellor’s office. Their lawyers inform that only they should meet counselor and should wait until their turn comes. They both sit and see a couple arguing for divorce. Vanraj taps his foot in nervousness. Anu asks if he is nervous. He says no. She says she is. He says even he is and says he is having the same feeling when Toshu was about to born and he was waiting outside. She says its like they gather courage and remove bandage from wound at once hoping it will not pain much.
Kinjal sees Toshu tensed and asks him to speak out his heart, if he doesn’t like his parent’s divorce. He says he never wants his parents separated and describes a childhood incident when Baa stood in between his parents during photo session and he insisted to let his parents stand together; he knew nothing would be like before when his parents separated, but he had a false hope; Samar and Pakhi are small and will handle themselves, but he can’t; anyways if his parents have decided to divorce, he can’t say anything. Kinjal hopes she could lessen his pain and insecurity, but whatever happening is right and is for the best.
Anu and Vanraj meet counsellor who asks if they want divorce after 25 years of marriage and having 3 grown up children. She says couple adjust coming through this age and in fact they need life partner the most in this age, so frankly this is not the age for divorce. Anu asks if there is an age for heart break. Counsellor says no. Anu asks then how can there be an age limit to separate. Counsellor says everyone has shortfalls in them, but one should learn to adjust with others, there cannot be any fight or issue which cannot be solved, they are here to solve the issue. She asks Vanraj that he gave his wife’s mental instability as a reason for divorce, then why did he change at the last moment. He says he gave that reason in anger, but then realized it was a mistake. Counsellor says they take decisions in anger and then repent, so they do this counseling and try to change their mind as situations, allegations, and even people change over time. She asks Anu that Vanraj made an allegation and took it back, but she didn’t, it means they both care for each other and can give a chance for their relationship again. Vanraj says he made a mistake and apologized Anu, but she is not forgiving him. Anu says its not a mistake but betrayal. She tells Counsellor that she didn’t want to say, but has to; he broke her trust for another woman; wife forgives husband’s each mistake thinking its her destiny, but she is not so great to forgive his mistake and wants to end their relationship at once. Counsellor says fine, they both should sign divorce papers and end their marriage. Anu signs papers and insists him to sign, but he hesitates.
Precap: Vanraj apologizes Anu for giving her so much pain. Anu says he should give her mukti and think she forgave him, life doesn’t give a second chance to everyone, but they got one and shouldn’t lose it. Vanraj cries looking at divorce notice. Tere bina zindagi se koyi shikwa nahi…song plays in the background.
Update Credit to: MA