arranged marriage


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arranged marriage

A marriage arranged by someone other than the couple, which essentially eliminates courtship. They are most common in Hindu and Muslim countries.
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Women who feel secure to reject some traditional roles as "the second shift", where a woman is obliged to other house work after doing her primary job in the morning, are less likely to accept an arranged marriage.
I don't see anything wrong with arranged marriages as it is tried and tested.
At the same time, he thinks that arranged marriages are a good bet for those who lack social skills.
But the PM needs to be culturally sensitive when dealing with the subject of arranged marriages.
Mr Edis said she drank bleach on this trip as her parents tried to "force" and "bully" her into an arranged marriage.
So should the tradition of arranged marriages be protected or should the individuals involved be afforded a legal right of reply?
According to Sarah Hussain, a 25-year-old housewife, the key for a successful arranged marriage is to have a long engagement and a chance for both to get to know each other.
A BRITISH couple and their daughter were gunned down in a graveyard in Pakistan after their son's arranged marriage with a local woman went wrong and sparked a "family dispute".
When I left a good half an hour later, he called me and said with a little giggle: "Thank you for this, I think I am myself living very happily in an arranged marriage.
So we asked her if she would go for an arranged marriage and pat came the reply, " after a lot of thought and some influence of this film [ TBP], I feel an arranged marriage would be great.
Every Time, Any Place" is a story of arranged marriage and jealous lovers.