I Am Against Forced Arranged Marriage

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    I Escaped An Arranged Proposal

    I grew up in England, in a wealthy family. And in my family arranged marriage was a tradition. I always knew I wanted to marry for love, especially seeing my parent's own coldness toward each other. My parents started looking for a suitor for me when I was 12. I started meeting...
    rumspringa0 rumspringa0
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2011

    maybe against would be a strong word,

    but i dont agree with force arranged marriage. what i feel more painful however is the fact that... for children who love their parents, they just say yes sincerely. My ex-boyfriend is a pakistani, i am a muslim myself, but i am indonesian. when i first met him, i thought...n...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    Lost A Great Love To An Arranged Marriage

    I am searching for an outlet for what I just went through. I really liked this guy who has finally given up on the idea of a happy life and just went back to his arranged marriage. He is from Afghanistan and has been living in the U.S. for 10 years. He told me when we met he was...
    cloudtalker cloudtalker
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2013


    There is a saying in Asia ,“Women are like Christmas cakes: Nobody wants them after the 25th.”  The legal marrying age in China is 20 for women and 22 for men. Both of my half-sisters got married just after their 20th birthdays. They were very dutiful...
    deleted deleted
    13 Responses Apr 16, 2009

    I absolutely loathe the concept of wasting one

    second of your life with someone you don't want to be with. Being from a society that practises this, I feel trapped in a myriad of idiots who are unhappy And expect you to be unhappy All your life as well
    Komolink05 Komolink05
    22-25, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    If i were to be forced into an arranged

    marriage, I think I know who my parents would pair me with :/. My ex-boyfriend. I dated him two separate times and both times I ended it. I'm not good with relationships but it's bad enough my ex is STILL trying to get back with me. It's been almost three years since we last...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2015

    I am against forced arrange marriage.

    but Im going to become a victim of forced arrange marriage soon
    maddragonfly maddragonfly
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    Okay i really Need help on this one.

    I an indian as most of you can tell by my picture. But the truth is I am the completely different from the stereotypical indian. No i do not own a 7 eleven. But i do get the occasional racist laugh at my heritage. I know its shallow but guess what you guys have no idea what its...
    notagirl12 notagirl12
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    Well I'm still with my boyfriend

    although he has had an arranged marriage last March. It kills me. He just went out there for Ramadan to finally pick her up and take her in the US. He tells me that she's just something for the family and i am for him. He doesn't touch her or have sex with her. I understand...
    4evergrey 4evergrey
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    fancy decorations on the ceilings.

    ... so you have something pretty to look at while getting r@ped by a stranger on what's supposed to be the most important day of your life...
    righteouschica righteouschica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2014

    Sadly it's that age of mine

    when parents start entertaining the idea of marrying their kids off. I don't want to think about marriage . I think I hate the institute of marriage. Specially loveless ones. I don't think people in arranged marriages are happier... They are just coping ... With their parents...
    Komolink05 Komolink05
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

    How Does This Still Happen ? !

    It does.   I suppose for those who are raised strict, and never know any other way, it may work. But then again not really. I am sure there have been so many instances where those forced into this because of tradition and such, even though raised in it,groomed for...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

    That's Only My Opinion

    I don't believe it's right, but I like everyone else, am only entitled to my opinion on the matter, it does not make anything right or wrong. I believe everyone should get to discover true love on their own.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 12, 2011

    My family are wanting me to get married,

    with a man who has been in talks with them since I was 13 years. I do not have much time & I do not want to be married to him. I wish our culture would allow more freedom of speech, be allowed to say "No". I have a few options & one I would not like to be forced to carry out...
    Coldbrezze Coldbrezze
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    im miserable in an arranged marriage

    for 8 years with 3 boys.i can't divorce or tell her or the family how I feel......I tried so hard to accept my wife for the first 4 years but now I gave up n try to focus on other things in life..I'm religious and I've only had sex with my wife.I really want to love s1 I like n...
    zakir100 zakir100
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    Am I Making The Right Decision?

    I just left home. I'm a 22 year old college student. My parents have always treated me fairly well, minus the verbal abuse but who doesn't deal with that, right? For the past year or so though my parents have gotten really pushy about me getting married (they come from a...
    llamapants llamapants
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2012
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