Dont make marriage a life achievement

Finding a loving partner is important part of living a fulfilling life but we have made it the main goal for our daughters. Not only do we impose our choices of men upon them, we even showcase their achievements in a way that trivializes her professional accomplishments; they do not count in the face of marital potential.

In a lot of households, boys don’t even hear about marriage till their twenties or maybe even after, but if you’re a girl, the pressure starts quite early on in India and many young women regret jumping into things too quickly in response to familial pressure. We are not going to live with her husband, our daughter will. She deserves to have a say in it.

Getting married can be an important life event but your daughter’s self-esteem should not be tied to her success in finding the right husband.