ONE of the biggest sources of conflict between South Asian couples is the perceived over-involvement of in-laws. This belief that in-laws are “meddling” in the relationship is a perception that both men and women alike seem to feel.
In the book “Multicultural Couple Therapy,” Mudita Rastogi notes that in her counselling work with South Asian couples in the United States, it was rare for the couples to not mention in-law problems, and that it was common for them to cite the in-laws as the main source of the relationship problem. Women typically mentioned feeling judged or persecuted by in-laws, while men felt in-laws meddled in their relationship with their spouse.
GIVEN we’re smack dab into the marriage season, here is another article for those about to get married and the newly married. In our community, marriage is not considered simply a union between a man and his wife, but rather a union between two families, and the extended family is involved with the couple both before and after they marry.
Also in our community, couples frequently argue over the actions of each other’s extended family.
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NEW DELHI: Last month, VHP leader Ashok Singhal said in Bhopal that Hindu couples should “produce at least five children” because the Hindu population was growing at a much slower rate than that of Christians and Muslims.
If the Hindus don’t produce five children per couple, he warned that they would be
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