South Asian Couples: A Story About Gender Roles

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Purva and Ashok were absolutely in love. They were caught up in their romance for the two years they were dating and after Ashok proposed, they became consumed with wedding planning. This left little to no time for either of them to talk about the important issues such as finances, …

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How to Find Your Perfect Partner

South Asians who wish to choose their own partners are changing generations-long tradition of arranged marriages. While this change is slowly being accepted by the South Asian culture, difficulties still persist. Even if the parents are open to talking about dating, young South Asians can rarely rely on their parents …

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South Asian Emotion: 6 Tips if You Feel Overwhelmed

Shefali, a housewife and mother of 2 children under the age of 5, looked like a deer in headlights. Her mind was racing, she couldn’t catch her breath and she wanted to cry but felt she had no time to do so. She knew she had a hundred things to …

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South Asian Relationships: 15 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Marriage

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, relationships are on many people’s minds. Valentine’s Day is also a popular day for engagements and celebrating taking the relationship to a different level. Whether it’s because of Bollywood movies, fairy tales we grow up hearing or just plain hope, we tend to believe …

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South Asian Relationships: Patterns in Dating

A unique issue for first-generation American-born South Asians is that many prefer the Western method to finding your life partner: dating. Since many of their parents are immigrants and probably had arranged marriages, they aren’t able to turn to their parents for help on learning how to navigate the dating …

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