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|Tue, 06-17-2003 - 3:28am|
He told me he didn't like the idea at all but it's their custom or tradition and he doesn't want to upset his parents by not following them. And so by this his world crumbled apart, goin home with his wife he not truly love. He said everyday is a struggle, hard to deal with, as if he can't escape the situation he is in. He can't even dare to leave to his wife (maybe bec. of pity for her).
Old traditions like this still happen in rural areas in India, but i donno if in Hindu religion only. I told him its modern times now so old folks there should be aware of the effects of fixed marriages brought to people like him. We should have the freedom to choose whom we like to marry and spend the rest of our lives and not dictated by our parents or old traditions. I'm sure we also have fixed marriages here in our country (Phils.) but its in very rural or tribal areas and the percentage is still very low.
Imagine?, living with ur hubby whom you do not love and know well. Maybe there are rare cases in which the couples learn to love each other in time or love grows since they are living together.
What are your thoughts about fixed marriages? Do you know anyone who has the same situation? I wanna here from all of u...Thanks and have a great day!