Essay about Arranged Marriages Were Never Pushed On Us

1991 Words Dec 6th, 2015 8 Pages
"Arranged marriages were never pushed on us [her and her sister]. For me growing up I couldn’t fathom the thought of being told who to get married to." Singari knows herself but she doesn’t push her beliefs onto the people around her. "I had best friends who were getting married to people they had never met. I think my take on the whole arranged marriage thing is it’s very personal. I think the success rate, if you want to call it that, is equal. I don’t think there’s a single answer." Singari and her husband moved to Chicago, where their son was eventually born. After about 4 years in Chicago, Singari’s husband’s company was bought, and he got offered an amazing position to work at the New York stock exchange. Singari’s job did not continue her old job in New York, and when I asked her about it she said, "I had quit my job before I found out we were moving. Vikram was a year old, and I quit my job when he was about 4-5 months old. Originally I had gone back to work but I just didn’t feel like I could handle it. I had kind of decided I was going to quit even before I had Vikram, by then I had been there for 10 years so I felt like it was a good time for me for a change anyway." Singari got a job at a small Venture Capital firm in New York. However, when the financial crisis in 2008 hit the firm took a hit. Furthermore, both Singari and her husband were working long hours and she felt like she needed to take a bit of a timeout. Her Mom also fell ill and Singari needed to…

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