Although India has experienced changes in its traditions in part due to Western influences, the culture has held steadfast to many of its traditions and customs.
What applies to one region of India may not apply to another region.
Through the last fifteen years of being involved in the Indian community and interacting with many non-Indian, Western,and white women who struggle with relationships and commitments with their Indian boyfriends, I share the top three mistakes that most of these women make while trying to overcome the challenges of acceptance from their Indian boyfriend or to-be's family.
Many Americans hold an ideal that regardless of social standing, culture, economic status, educational background and religion, love will overcome all these problems and make everything ‘ok.’ This can be true if and only if the couple have extensive discussions before marriage about expectations after marriage and into the long term, such as both partners’ career aspirations, family planning, traditions, values, choosing the place to live among many other variables.
Situations do change after marriage and through time.Our parents and our society encourage singles to go out with a number of different people.We are encouraged to date people that are similar to us in their religion, values, and socio-economic status and also who different from ourselves. I would integrate into her friends circle and would expect same from her.I am also a nature lover and would love to be with her on a 1 week long romantic vacation at any beautiful natural location. if she could get a good relationship with my parents (as they are also like me) and agrees that they would live with us (or at least near us).