Have you ever brought a date home and witnessed your parents rolling their eyes? Happens to all of us, right?
*Moment of silence for unfortunate date*
Our parents have a lot to say when it comes to choosing our life partner. Their approval is the last stage of the relationship, after which the couple decides to settle down. While some parents may happily welcome the new member into the family, some aren’t that happy. For them, their kids deserve the best, and only they can choose the best.
But the truth remains – for any relationship to flourish, the passing-the-parents stage is important. They can either make or break a relationship. Here’s how parents matter when it comes to taking one of life’s most important decisions.
1. It becomes very difficult when they don’t ‘approve’ of your choice
Couples often end their relationships when their parents don’t approve of their choice of partner. It gets complicated when you’ve got to cajole them to say yes or else there is no other way to take it forward. Often inter-caste couples have to face this opposition, as being from different castes is almost unacceptable in India.
2. When parents ‘okay’ the relationship is when couples take it to the next level
Once the ‘chai pe bulaya hai’ program is sorted, couples then take the next important step – marriage. Until then, it’s only dating. It’s important that both sets of parents like the girl and guy during the ‘meet the parents’ program. It really is the basis for everything running smoothly from here on out.