Negative Effects Of Arranged Marriage

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In Canada, many people understand marriage to be a legal union between a couple that formally recognizes their true love for each other. In other parts of the world, different cultures practice arranged marriages planned by the family or guardians of the bride and groom. Without a doubt, there are successful long-lasting love stories derived from arranged marriages. However, the whole process of an arranged marriage can have negative social implications. In my opinion, I believe that arranged marriages are wrong and should no longer be acceptable across the globe. The system dehumanizes individuals when deciding for both parties as well as violating woman’s rights. They often result in a misjudgment of character as a product of the extremely rushed processed. Also, a lack of true love and compatibility between the couple can lead to a miserable marriage. First of all, the steps the families take to find the suitable partner for their child can be dehumanizing for the people getting married-especially the girl. They will be looking for things that satisfy their requirements for a good person such as wealth, status, and education rather than a person and their character traits. It is important to remember that arranged marriages in places such as India and countries in Africa often involve a dowry. In other words, the groom and their family will pay the bride’s parents for the hand of their daughter. This leads to fathers marrying off their underage daughters to
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