What does saree-wearing Vidya Balan think about marriage? Do wives in India also think like this?

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Everyone has their own perspective about marriage, like some people consider it a very important part of life and some do not consider it that important. But in Indian society it is believed that marriage takes place between two families, the responsibility of which lies with the bride and groom.

But Vidya Balan has a different view on marriage. Vidya, who has made the saree her identity, believes that marriage is between two people, not between two families. Is this true? Do the rest of the wives in India also think the way this actress does? (Photo courtesy: Instagram @balanvidya, istock)

What does Vidya think about marriage?

In one of her interviews, Vidya had said that 'marriage is just between two people. In India it is said that when you get married, you get married with the whole family. It is all a trap. I truly believe that marriage is just between two people. It survives because of those two people and even if it fails, it is because of those two people. It is up to them whether they want to make it work or not.

What are your beliefs about marriage?

Many things are followed in India regarding marriage, some things are decided in advance and some are based on the demand of the time. Like marrying a girl of younger age, maintaining the relationship even if one does not want it for the sake of family's respect, marrying in another family as per the wishes of the family, etc.

What do girls think before marriage?

What do girls think before marriage?

But be it love marriage or arranged marriage, every girl has many questions in her mind before marriage. Like how will I manage the house? What will happen to my studies and job? What will happen to my own identity etc. This happens because we are taught from the beginning that after moving to another house, we will have to adjust, hence many things related to marriage keep running in the minds of girls.

What did Vidya Balan say?

What do Indian wives think?

What are the thinking of Indian wives?

After marriage, not only the girls' home changes but their life also changes completely. The way Vidya said that marriage is between two people. This is true and many women also believe this. But in our society it is believed that marriage is not between two people but between families. Some wives will agree with this and some will not.

What is the reason for women's consent?

What is the reason for women's consent?

Women who believe that marriage is a relationship between two families may have many reasons for thinking so, such as marriage takes place with the consent of the entire family, people of both families supporting each other in happiness and sorrow, living with the family and making new relationships, etc.

What is the reason for differences of opinion between wives?

What is the reason for differences of opinion between wives?

Some wives may believe that marriage is between two people, not between families. Her thinking may be correct to a large extent. What is going on between husband and wife, whether both are happy or not or whatever the issue is regarding the relationship, all this is a matter between the couple. If there is communication between husband and wife, then the relationship works better, otherwise some wrong people can spoil your relationship.


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