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Unveiling the Harsh Reality: The Plight of Daughters-in-Law in Weddings

The father-in-law persistently raised new objections and threats, jeopardizing the daughter's presence at her brothers' wedding.

by Sundas Behroz - 13 May, 2024 235
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Yesterday, I attended a wedding, but the experience left me with a heavy heart. Reflecting on the events since then, I felt compelled to share my thoughts in this blog. Perhaps, by doing so, I can lighten the burden in my heart and shed light on an important issue for someone else.

 

As I sat down to write, the scene at the wedding replayed in my mind. I witnessed a heartbreaking exchange between a father and his daughter's father-in-law. The father-in-law persistently raised new objections and threats, jeopardizing the daughter's presence at her brothers' wedding. The father, in a state of helplessness, pleaded with him, desperately hoping his daughter could attend the celebration. This distressing scenario was not confined to the wedding day but had been ongoing, with the father constantly appealing to the in-laws.

 

The daughter's anguish was palpable. She feared being taken away by her father-in-law, missing out on the joyous occasion of her brothers' wedding, yet was saddened by her father's plight. Instead of reveling in marital bliss, the brothers were consumed by worry, their festivities overshadowed by prayers for resolution.

It was a peculiar wedding, unlike any I had witnessed before. Both the mother, whose two sons were getting married, and the sister, who harbored childhood dreams of seeing her brothers as grooms, were engulfed in sorrow.

 

Unfortunately, the mistreatment of daughters-in-law did not end with the wedding festivities. What began with grand pride and promises of treating the bride like a daughter eventually turned into a saga of neglect and disrespect.

 

The same individuals who once addressed her with reverence now referred to her by name. The adoration bestowed upon her family transformed into subtle jabs and criticisms. Neither the living nor the deceased were spared from scrutiny.

 

The stark reality is that daughters-in-law are often treated as outsiders in their marital homes. The hospitality and respect extended upon their arrival gradually diminished, replaced by indifference and disdain. Perhaps this is why the birth of daughters is met with mourning in some quarters.

 

In conclusion, marrying off your daughter often means relinquishing the respect she deserves in her new home. This uncomfortable truth serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by daughters-in-law in our society. Do you share my perspective on this matter?