Have u ever felt a societal pressure to get married at a particular age?

Like it's some kind of joke that we are crossing age limit with respect to marriage..Does age decide that now we need to get married??

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Bhavita Golani
June 7, 2017

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Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Rishav Ray June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

No. I have never received this pressure from my family or more precisely my parents. My relatives are a bit orthodox and I have been in the middle of many coversations in which they debated upon the right age to get married but I have been fortunate to have such parents who have always respected my decisions. I think the case is different with Indian women who more or less feel the pressure at some point in their lives. I think the society should not matter as you being an individual have the right to marry or not marry at all. Although it is difficult, with man being a social animal. but its high time we backed ourselves and not crumble under societal pressure.*p*

KrutiPatel June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Absolutely NOT! Unfortunately, we live in a society where the peer pressure, the moment you cross a certain age, affects people far more than the 'reason' why they want to get married, it's time we focus on ourselves when it comes to such life decisions rather than focusing on the atmosphere that is created around us because of our decisions.*p*

Puneet Aggarwal June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

That age bracket where they force one to get married and there is this another bracket where you are labelled frustrated. I wonder if people ever understand the meaning of being lonely and choice of been alone

Harish June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

On a personal level, I feel that I got divorced because I was not financially strong. But, I was pressurized into getting married at the age of 33 by my parents, thinking that my future would change after marriage. Since, I am of a timid disposition, I could not put my foot down about it and I went with the flow. Today, the condition is that I have lost trust in all females because my first wife left me heartbroken and lonely. *p*

SaumyaTewari June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Its not really about a particular age to get hitched. We are in a society where fertility is their only worth in a marriage- and marriage operates as a set up to keep the business of producing progeny. That is the reason for pressure of age- for both men and women!*p*

SaumyaTewari June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Agreed!*p**p*And why make fertility an issue- and force marriage on people- I even know couples who adopted in their 40s… *p**p*Its better to become parents when you are ready, right?*p*

Bhavita Patel June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

We should get married when we are ready not when our family forces us to.Actually we should make our parents understand the situation.no doubt they might be having old mentality but then it's our life decisions should be taken by us..*p*

Raul Sodat Najwa June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Yes and it is necessary to get married at right age *p*Socially and biologically it is a proven fact. Good thing about Indian society is that it is protective. Relatives acts as reminders for a right decision

Bhavita Patel June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Actually many ppl do face this kind of question marked faces n hell lot of talks behind their backs

Bhavita Patel June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Fertility yaa…But then there are ppl who get married in 30s do have healthy babies without complications.there’s no point in forcing anyone to get married in early 20s…

Bhavita Patel June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Ppl are not able to understand that difference..

RakshaBharadia June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

My niece has just touched 28 and everyone she meets looks at her with the question…’you have found someone or not’ or if any of the arranged marriage things have worked out. She is smart, talented, independent…but right now her one big thing is ‘get married’!

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