Convincing parents to accept non-Indian partner
In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, I answer one of the most common questions people emailed me in Season 1, “How do I convince my parents to let me be with my non-Indian partner?”
You will hear my response through my story rather than my opinion. I believe best answers to questions come from experiences rather than opinions. I never thought of convincing my parents but I did believe that it was important to share my news with my parents in a manner that offered them the space to hear me out. I know that it’s important to help people understand my point of view but also not make them wrong for having an opinion that is different than mine.
At the end of the day, parents love their kids and they want their kids to be happy. Not knowing another culture and faith creates some level of fear for parents for the happiness of their kids so they reject anything that they don’t understand. It’s understandable. But I talk to people how I like to be talked to this helps me in understanding and being patient with others. I know that by providing other people the opportunity to be heard and helping them choose, I can forgo taking the responsibility of their feelings about my choice.
This episode shares my experience and my thoughts on how I see this gift of life and my belief in giving this life justice by creating happy life for myself. Yes, my choices have brought challenges for me but it’s easier for me to handle the responsibilities of those challenges than if I was living a life chosen by others. There are compromises that I make and those compromises are chosen by me and not by anyone else.
Hope sharing my experience on this matter will help you navigate some of the challenges in your life. I hope you find the courage and love within you to really be honest with your families and give them the opportunity to choose to be happy for you or not.
If you have questions and you need any help, please do let me know and I would be happy to provide guidance by sharing my experiences with you. Feel free to share this with your friends or family members who can find some insights from this story.
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