To me, this would be a waste of time/money. What we need is an open door access for family counselors for the newly married couples. More importantly, the counselling will not only be for the daughter-in-law, it would and should be for the new husband, his parents and siblings. I say this because most of the times, the difference of opinion and the expectation mismatch arises from interaction with new family members.
This course from the university would reflect upon it's narrow mindedness or failure to understand the issues that lead to friction in the house of a newly married couple. If they are really interested in the welfare of the 'Bahu', they should have a course for the future in-laws and future husbands.
They interviewed someone at the said college, may have been the principal, I did not catch who he was. This is going to be a three-month long course and designed to teach girls how to adjust in the new family, how to respect the in-laws and adopt their traditions blah blah!
Apparently, girls these days are unable to adjust to a new setup and hence the need for this course.
Is this regressive, well apparently not, it is progressive. It is for the better of families and the society. We are in the twenty-first century and people are finding new methods of chaining woman. Cutting their wings and disrupting their flight. What message is this going to send out? Is the role of a married woman limited to adjustment?
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
When there is a course, there must be a certificate too which will be awarded after successful completion of the course. Now the question is whether the 'certified' daughter-in-law, may be certified as 'Adarsh Bahu', will get any mileage from that certificate if produced in court for any domestic violence related cases?
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