Parents role in Marriage decisions

April 4, 2007 4:40am CST
Do you think that parents should join in the marriage decision making process?
5 responses
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
18 Aug 10
They can advice but interfering fully is not good, as marriage is compatibility between the two, so their decision is best than parents
• Philippines
22 May 07
parents should never interfere with their children's relationship especially if it comes to marriage. there is a tendency that the parents will side their child, and look at the best options. so to refrain from being unfair, it is best for them to leave the decision making to their child and the couples. they should only give advices and let their child weigh the situation.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
20 May 07
I think if the children ask for advice then they should join in otherwise it's the two that are getting married that should make decisions and those two alone.
@jsirois (54)
• United States
20 May 07
To a certain point. Most of the time a person knows what they want in a person and for the most part know whats there. Parents tend to see on the bad or only the good and assume they know what their child wants or needs. Any respectful parent would step out of the way. On the other hand if they see a dangerous behavoir or pattern then yes by all means let your voice be heard. In the long run only the people getting married can make the decision. You push to hard and there may be some serious backlash.
@gem786 (61)
• United States
12 Apr 07
i think parents should only give their consent for children marriage. i mean they can be your well wisher and supportive.