How to convince parents for marriage with a person whom I like
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I am from Karnataka and I know a guy for almost 7 years and we are in relationship with each other for the past 5 years. We are trying to convince my parents for more than 3 years now and my dad has only one thing to say "How can you expect me to accept such a lower caste guy into my family?". Even when he tried coming home, my father did not let him come in. Last week when I tried some more, my parents started threatening me, saying that they would do something for ourselves, or else they would stop taking medicine for BP and diabetes. I really care for them too, and I'm really worried. I had hoped my parents will agree seeing me getting older (I am 30 now) but till now there is constantly a "No" because the guy belongs to a very lower caste. While I belong to a bramhin orthodox family, he belongs to Vakkaliga (gowda).
I tried approaching my elder sister, but she refused to support me, and, instead, she complained to my parents telling them that if I marry inter-caste I will lose respect in her in-law's place, and told me not to go in for this marriage. She also insisted my parents to come and stay with her and leave me if i marry guy whom i am in relationship with.
I'm really going through sleepless nights and getting anxiety problems. Any suggestions would be really helpful.