Marriage is not perceived as a relationship between two people but as a relationship between families and especially between the girl and her husband’s family.
This is mainly due to the fact that many Indians live in joint families where the wives enter into and live with the husbands family.
When people think of arranged marriages, they often picture a boy or girl forced into a relationship in which they have absolutely no choice.
You have nothing left to keep the marriage together if you get married according to feelings and then the feelings go away.” In India, a relationship between two people is something that is presumed to be fostered and created throughout a lifetime of marriage.
Whereas in the west people do not take the idea of marriage seriously until after they know a person for a number of years or feel like they know everything about the person.
An Indian woman described it as “Here, we get married without having feelings for the person.
We base our marriage on commitment, not on feelings. In America, you base your decision to marry on feelings, but what happens when the feelings wane?