There is always a stage in most of our lives, when we decide to get wedded. Many look at the physical beauty of the spouse. Many are interested in the marriage of minds. We contacted some young people for their opinion about marriage. Marriage in India is essentially a wedding of 2 families. The success of the marriage depends on the right co-ordination between the 2 families. The following was the result of the survey on the kind of relationships the interviewees want:
Shree Sumanas, 25, studying M.Tech from IIT Madras, Chennai, expects a nice friendship in her marriage. She says, “He will be a person to whom I will be intimate enough to share even my most weird feelings. It should be a friendship and a promise for lifelong. A good companionship is preferred.”
Shreya Khatri, also 25, Sr. Account Executive, Elite Relations, Delhi talks about her expectations thus, “My expectations from marriage would be a new relationship, which should start with trust and will always be a bond which I can cherish forever.”
Shruti Vermen, 26, Business Co-Ordination Executive from Mumbai, expects a live and let live attitude in her marriage. While Kritika Pushkarna, 27, Features Editor from Delhi, says, “I expect commitment, sensibility and a long-lasting relationship from marriage.”
Zee Lohan, 21, student and amateur artist from Kolkata, sounds a little idealistic. She says, “Well apart from a partner to count on always, I expect a new sense of freedom and living the lifestyle I have created for myself to the fullest.”
Chaitanya Saraf, 26, CEO, Shriji Entertainment from Delhi, expects responsibilities and adjustment in his marriage.
For Harday Gupta, Assistant Manager – Media and Client Servicing, Integrated Centre for Consultancy (ICCPL), Noida, “A marriage is a very important part of life. So the very first thing is it should be done by keeping the situations in mind. It does not matter if it’s a love marriage or an arranged one but the love and satisfaction in it matters. In our country, people highlight the religion or caste in marriages a lot and I personally think that this spoils the true happiness in it.”
This is what the singles think of marriage. Let’s see what 26-year old newly-married home maker from Hyderabad and Ex-Mumbaiite, Sherna Jayaraman, thinks about the same topic. According to her, “In a marriage, everyone has expectations. I expected to be well received in a loving family whilst also thinking to be given and personally give my best to my in-laws. I expected to be treated like I am at my own house and not forced to do anything against my will be it wearing clothes or cooking food or publishing something on social media.”