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Asked by Anonymous - May 10, 2024Hindi
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I am in to a relationship with my boyfriend since 4 years and informed my parents about it 1 year back. I am a preschool teacher and we both are into the dancing and do choreography for events. But 1. It's intercaste and my family totally opposes 2. finances. And family says that they will never ever accept this relationship.

Ans: Dear Anonymous,

I am sorry to hear you are having trouble convincing your parents but understand it isn't uncommon. Try to tell your parents that opposing a relationship based on caste is not reasonable. If it is about finances, then it's up to you to decide if you are ready to live a financially mediocre life. There's nothing wrong with that. While money is important, it might not be worth leaving the love of your life. One more option is to give a practical solution like finding better paying jobs that would help you lead a more financially secure life. Hope this helps.

Best Wishes.

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I am in a relationship from last 2 years. We are very happy together. But when my parents came to know about us they apposed it as we both belong to different castes different social backgrounds i am from a upper middle class family and he is from lower middle class family. He made his career from scratch. I Don't want to hurt my parents by going against them. They always told me how much they care for me what they have done for me and all that i will ruin there reputation by getting married to him. On the other hand i love him so much , he is a very nice person he cares for me a lot and i know i will never be happy without him. What should i do.. nowadays i Don't feel like talking to anyone and my family thinks i dont love them and i am ignoring them which is not the case i just don't feel like talking. What should i do to convince them for us...?
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