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How parents choose their son-in-law

5 Srin Veasna

Last week, Mr. CoCo asked why most parents believe in what fortunetellers predict?

Srin Veasna, a mother of three children with two adult daughters, gave her advice to CocCo.

Veasna said that as a parent, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when considering a marriage proposal to one of her daughters.

“To allow our child to marry someone, we need to see whether he or she has good behaviour and attitude,” she said. “Does he have any knowledge or business ideas? And the last thing, does he truly love my daughter, and is their relationship strong enough to become husband and wife?”

However, Veasna said that fortunetellers only provide an extra piece of information that parents will consider. In the past, people tended to give more value to superstition and the fortunetellers’ words, but now it is not the same.

“If we go to five different fortunetellers, you will get five different responses from them. So how can we believe those 100 per cent and make decisions based on them?”

Veasna give some suggestions to CoCo for the next time he tries to prove his worth to his lover’s parents.

“Believe me, when you have knowledge, a job, plus a good personality and your relationship is strong, parents will believe and feel confidence in you that you are able to take care their child and live a happy life. Then they will allow you to marry.”

She also gave advice to parents who are making decisions on their children’s marriages.

“We all want our child to create a good family with a good person, so we should understand our child’s mind. We can still believe in superstition, but we need to consider their love relationship and give more value to personality of the one who loves our child.”

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