Bride burning has to do with Hinduism, the idea that a woman is loyal to her man and if he dies she must follow him to the afterlife due to said loyalty...
it's banned now, but you get the idea
Uh, that's not what I heard, from what I understand it's that if the woman's family can't pay the Husband's family a dowry after marriage then she ends up with third degree burns and/or killed. Due to giving of financial wealth or materials of value indict prosperity, and the lack of such gifts shows they are poor or trying to leech off funds from the Husbands family.
and many marriages are arranged, even if doesn't appear that way at first. Parents will often introduce a man and woman together in the same way breeders do. A breeder puts em' together and hopes for mating and crap
parents sometimes do the samething
Many is a weasel word, that doesn't indicate how many are actually arranged. But there is a slight difference in what we're discussing. Anyone can set up someone else and hopes for a relationship, Parents, friends and associates can do this in the motivation of making either a scene or someone's life less dull. An Arranged marriage is precisely that, someone who has been arranged to be married, so opposed to someone's mother dropping hints that Bob at the local corner store is a really good guy and single, no, an arranged marriage is when our familes and Bob's family decide we should marry him. (Obviously not 'we' as in us together with bob, but either one of us.)
Then there are straight out arranged marriages... that ain't fun either, but the forced marriage and sense of respect to parents wishes (in some cultures) lead the bond to be much stronger than what one would expect.
Yeah, as I've stated there are differences in "arrangements." But the marriage would only be as good as the people arranging it, and they'd be better if they knew how to match a suitor with their daughter or son with someone that they know is compatible (Which would probably require an initial understanding of Psychology and behaviour, or a combination of other factors and variables, such as closeness of family ties, My parents had a different view of what I should have been but I'd imagine it'd be closer for others to grow into their parent's image of what they want.) if however it is a poor match, then again, I suspect Stockholm syndrome would be able to come into effect but I'm not sure of the rate of incidence that would occur, most likely in any case wether arranged marriage or not, it'll be dysfunctional to say at least and in the Transactional Analysis terms "Destructive" to those playing.
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