When He Asks Your Parents For Your Hand, And They Say No

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What about the bride’s feelings?

I wanted to take a moment to ask Dr. Louis what she felt about the tradition of asking a woman’s parents’ for her hand. She shared her own story: “When I got married, I was 25. My dad wanted my husband to ask for my hand in marriage, and it did feel a little antiquated.  We’re southern. My dad has a lot of southern views. Which, most of them, I can appreciate. But it did feel antiquated, given my age, my level of independence, and just my views about gender roles. All of that felt antiquated to me.”

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