In some countries, marriages are arranged by the parents but in other case, people choose their own marriage partner. Discuss both systems.

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In some countries, marriages are arranged by the parents but in other case, people choose their own marriage partner. Discuss both systems.

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The idea that a marriage should be arranged by the parents of the couple, or by the members of the family, is quite acceptable to some societies, yet diversity in ethnicities alters the way to get married. It all depends on your culture expectations.

In so called western societies, it is very unusual for married to be arranged. Most young people would not agree with the idea that their parents have the right to choose partner for their life. They feel that arranged marriages deny fundamental right to choose, even if they make a bad decision.


However, if we are honest about it, we might acknowledge that some parents organize their children’s lives in accordance with their choice and approve them to move forward. It could be said that this is, to some extent, similar to an arranged marriage. It is always better when families support the relationship and welcome the grandchildren.

Third argument is, people for whom arranged marriages are the culture norm often argue that the likelihood of the marriage not successful. Parents can be assured that their children are joining a family of similar standing and culture background. As examples, if their parents’ marriage was arranged, and has worked well, then they cannot question the custom.

Finalizing, whatever the trend may be followed by their individual, the important thing to ensure is that people are never forced into a marriage which well make them unhappy or lead to an unequal relationship where one partner is exploited by the other. This applies in all societies and situations.


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