Have you ever thought of accepting an arranged marriage; marrying someone that you never knew?? Yes, I know, in today’s world, it seems so unrealistic. “Why would I marry a stranger?” you said.
But do you know that according to statistics, more than 50% of love marriage ended with divorce?? On the other hand, only 2% of arranged marriage ended that way. No wonder there are couples who had relationship for 10 years, but married only for few months. That’s very sad, isn’t it??
And the reasons for these successful arranged marriage is simple; because the parents know their children more than the kids know themselves. It’s true, I think. Sometimes we don’t even know ourselves. Yet, our parents know almost everything about us. This kinda reminds me of my father’s statement years ago, “My kids cannot hide anything from me because I can know everything just by a glimpse of them.” Wow!!! Such a strong statement, right? And it seriously stick on my mind reminding me to NOT do anything wrong…haha!!!
Our parents know everything…yes, they know what kind of person we are and what kind of person suited us. Real parents would always want the best for their children and I guess that’s why an arranged marriage can be successful. But of course, if you actually married off your daughter/son for the wrong reasons aka money, paying off debt and status, there’s no way your children would be happy!! And your children would definitely blame you…
Honestly, these kind of facts give me a new perspective of arranged marriage. Well, I’m a modern woman (i think..hehe..), living in 21st century and for me, only orthodox people would actually do things like arranged marriage. Seriously!! Who would accept that kind of thing these days?? Unexpectedly…today, my point of view is a little bit different. Maybe there’s really nothing wrong with arranged marriage. But it is very crucial for you to accept the marriage whole-heartedly, so that you can actually try your best to accept your spouse.
And also, you have to be willing to take the risks as in an arranged marriage, there are few probabilities of things that gonna happen;
1) The wife and husband would fall for each other….(Yay!! Hehe..)
2) The husband would fall for her wife, but the wife would NOT fall for him
3) The wife would fall for her husband, but the husband would NOT fall for her
4) Both wife and husband would NOT fall for each other…(Sadly, huhu..)
So, people..what do you think?? What would you choose?? After all, the decision is in your hand. What’s more important is for you to be happy with the person you called husband or wife…=)