The timeline in your paragraph is a bit confusing. It seems to begin in the present and then the reader realizes that it's not present time (which is fine), but then you take us back three years (reader thinks, "oh, ok, no we're going back three years") but then you introduce a new timeframe for the reader to abstract: wedding/engagement/college years - it gets a bit confusing/unclear. Also, can you improve the tone? I realize this is probably a painful/difficult subject, but the tone is just a little warmer than a 'matter of fact' style. Overall, I think it can be an interesting way to start. Keep in mind, tho.. do you want to be remembered as the girl that was abused by her exhusband, or the girl that was in an arranged marriage? Or are you going for something else? If it's something else, then get to it quick because abuse and arranged are all that stand out and I'm certain that you are more than either.