My family is from india. We were all born and raised there then moved to America 9 years ago. It is tradition that we do arranged marriages in our family. Or at the very least they marry someone from another Indian family.
We do this because family is so important to us and we want to make sure that our children marry someone who we know comes from a good family. Well my 17 year old is being a little rebellious.
He likes an American girl. There is nothing wrong with American girls. We love America but it is important that he marries an Indian because we know most Indians in the area or at least know someone who know them. So many problems could come up later if he marries an American girl. It has me scared for the future of our family.
Thank you for letting me vent and please offer any advice you can. Try not to bash. I know many do not understand.
Just wanted to edit to clarify. Thank you for all the surprisingly great replies. Some aren't what I want to hear but that's okay.
I would like to say that I did NOT say American girls are not good enough. It is about the unknowing. We know most of the Indian families around here. We know what kind of families our kids are joining when they marry other Indians. We have no way of knowing the families who are not Indian. Especially since its more common in America to cover up the bad secrets. I don't mean that in a bad way but its true. When I was talking to a girl at my work about she laughed and said "I'm the opposite! I want my husbands family to know as little about my family as possible" she was joking around but I know she was a little serious.