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HOW DOES SOCIETY JUDGE A LIVE-IN SON-IN-LAW?

Compiled by: Pabita Dahal

Karma
Theatre Artist/Actor

I don’t see anything to be ashamed of being a gharjwain. What should matter is that people feel free to choose where they prefer to live and that it most convenient for everyone, whether it’s at the wife’s or the husband’s house. The choice of where to live after marriage should be based on a mutual understanding and agreement of the couple. Tradition of living in the husband’s house has clearly been a heavy burden for some. Tradition is good and should be embraced, but it should leave enough space for sound choices and it shouldn’t prevent people to thrive in life. So, I wouldn’t be shocked to see this specific tradition evolve. My message to those husbands who choose their wives’ houses, is “way to go man”. If it fulfills their life, then why not! This is one of those aspects from where our society can slowly start to evolve towards more equity.