"Okay. Well, the thing is, honey, this is a big part of our culture that began many years ago." My mother says, very cautious.
"What is a big part of it...?"
"The children in our family, and other families that share our believes, do not get to choose who they marry. The parents arrange their children's marriage, choosing the match for their child. The kids get to meet their match any time after they turn eighteen years old and they get married after dating for a few years." My father explains to me. I just sit there, confused and angry. I shake my head no and feel a tear roll slowly down my cheek.