Stripes, a new contender in the Cebu bar Scene has been running for a few months now.
Great atmosphere, girls, delicious food and inexpensive – even has it’s own David Hasslehoff (angry version) look-alike!
And no, the modern arranged marriage which involves fixing the date of the marriage first and spending a year dating each other next doesn’t count.
This is based on the obvious fact that the time a couple spends together in a relationship before marriage is meant to aid the decision of whether to get married or not.
If that decision has already been taken, any amount of pretend-dating doesn’t count. Convince your parents of your love marriage citing crucial mutual emotional needs: Different people have different emotional needs from their partners.
Later when you bring up the question of marriage with your parents, you’re talking about someone they know very well.
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Soon after the marriage it became apparent that if he were chalk, she would be cheese. Along with all the usual challenges of convincing your parents of a love marriage to the girl/guy of your choice, this once comes with its own set of hurdles – like age old traditions, strong stereotypes held by many people, and above all, your parents’ fear of social ostracism should they allow you to marry someone from a different caste (particularly, a so-called “lower” one). Here are some tips and strategies thousands have benefited from, which you can also use to cope with the situation: 5 Tips to Handle Intercaste Relationships. Have you ever tried to convince your parents of your love marriage to your boyfriend/girlfriend? I’m eagerly waiting to read about your experiences in the comments section.
No wonder she totally changed as a person, shut herself up emotionally and is living in a mental prison ever since. But what if your parents are stubborn and just won’t give in to your tricks and strategies?
Coach your girlfriend/boyfriend accordingly before this meeting (Disclaimer: I’m not talking about putting up a fake face to your parents.