what to choose between career and parents
5 May 16
I know how you are feeling. I am an Indian girl too. So, yeah parents crisis I understand. I know you are already more than resigned to give up the once in a lifetime opportunity. But I will tell you to go for it. I understand it is not going to be easy. Parents are going to be upset and disappointed. Even hurt. But when they will see you being successful, they will understand. It is more like "they will believe when they see it" kind of situation.. Parents especially Dad gets protective over girls a lot. They think about her future marriage and in laws etc.. etc... Which is what govern their actions most of the time. I reckon working and successful girls are high in demand in marriage scenario too. Your success will be beneficial for your future family too. This hurt will pass over after some time. But the resentment you will harbor towards your parents for stopping you will last a lifetime. It is your choice now. Either brave your parents anger right now or live resenting them all your life. Maybe you should bring this point to them calmly.
5 May 16
@Sweetsona I have been there where you are now. I gave up the opportunity and did what my parents wanted. I regret it and I can truly say that they regret asking me to give it up too. They now wish they could take it all back and let me live my dream. Now, they push me to do whatever I wish. I am not kidding. I was myself beyond shocked when Dad said something to me this past week. He asked me to find a groom of my choosing and let him know. I don't think I need to explain to you how big and shocking a statement coming from a Dad is. I think your parents are just worried and scared of the unknown. Just like mine were. They will get over their fear in time and feel proud of you later. Please don't give it up.