What to do if you are being forced to marry someone?
I'm from South Asia and marrying through arranged marriage, my dad died and my mom and sister are helping me get married. My dad is a higher caste than my mom but he passed away already. What should I do if I'm forced to marry someone from a lower caste because my mom arranged it?
Thanks for your answers.
- T JLv 71 month ago
Run away from that old caste crap.
- Andrew SmithLv 71 month ago
You are FROM South Asia but where are you now? Most countries abhor forced marriages. You do NOT have to follow your parent's wishes. You should consider their advice but they also are supposed to consider your feelings. You need to be a part of where you are now.
- Anonymous1 month ago
I really think this is ridiculous -- your father didn't have any trouble marrying someone from a lower caste, did he? -- but if it really matters to you, talk to members of your father's family and ask for their help finding a suitable match.
- Dr. StephanieLv 71 month ago
If "caste" is your major concern, I cannot advise you. It depends upon how your society and culture work . But if you don't want to marry someone, there are ways to avoid it, such as leaving the area, or even the country. But you will also pay a price by alienating your family. Good luck.
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- i + iLv 71 month ago
Since your father married someone of
lower caste, why would it bad for YOU
to do so? You sound self-centered,
conceited, and immature.
- TeenieLv 71 month ago
this is your life not your mothers, was your mothers marriage to your dad an arranged marriage?if it was an arranged marriage then ask her how she liked marring a man she didn't love. Men who are stuck in arranged marriage have affairs I know that's something you don't want to hear or even believe. Thats why men get away with cheating,the wife doesn't believe he would do that to her and he knows this and uses that by saying these words, NOW YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU I WOULD NEVER DO THAT TO YOU.
- choko_canyonLv 71 month ago
They cannot force you unless you allow it. Legally you are permitted to refuse. If you're threatened, seek help from someone in social services.
- AlphonseLv 71 month ago
That is a problem but people have point blank refused and that has worked. It has caused shunning but don't marry someone if you think it's wrong.