Old Ways New Ways

Old Ways New Ways

By fredkese | fredkese | 6 Nov 2019


Is it better to choose your partner, or you are willing to have your parents choose for you. Arranged marriages used to be the norm, but it's gradually fading away. My maternal grandparents married in 1956 by kind courtesy of their parents. They lived in the same community in Anfoega in the Volta Region of Ghana. They stayed married until their deaths and had 10 children, all of whom are alive.

Today, lots of youth hate the idea of their parents choosing a life partner for them. With the increasing rate of divorce, is that such a bad thing? About 90% of marriages in India are arranged and would you believe they have a divorce rate of us low as 1.1% according to this [website](https://brandongaille.com/25-shocking-arranged-marriages-statistics/). Are the old ways better than the new ways now?

There are places where you don't need a reason to divorce. If parents arrange marriage for their child, the child might probably ask, why am I getting married to this man/woman. So if there needs to be a reason for marriage, shouldn't there be a reason for divorce? The world is headed for dangerous grounds if this law becomes popular.

When my grandparents got married, people often entered marriage as virgins. They didn't have experience from anywhere, so got to learn from each other. Not the same this days. Old ways, new ways, I don't know. Do I have a preference of choosing my own partner or my parents choosing for me, I don't know. Whatever it is, times have indeed changed. More people have decided not to even marry for there to be a divorce.


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