My dad hates my boyfriend

May 17, 2012, 06:42 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm a 26-year-old woman who is madly in love with a 30-year-old guy whom my dad detests.

I find nothing wrong with my boyfriend but my dad finds faults in his every single move. He says nasty things about him when he’s not around and that bothers me a lot. I haven’t even told him about my intention to marry this guy and I’m worried what his reaction will be when he comes to know. We are thinking of eloping but that doesn’t seem right.
— Aakansha

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Aakansha,
Good heavens! You are 26 and he is 30. You are behaving like a teenager in love. Have you ever bothered to find out what your father finds so deplorable about your guy? I am sure there is something that is bothering him. Why don’t you have a frank chat with your dad and let him be in the know that you are serious about him. If both of you have made up your mind, there is nothing that can stop you from getting married. You both are adults and can have a registered marriage. But are you willing to take the plunge without having your family around? Think about that.  

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