Indian Woman Rejects Arranged Marriage Because It Meant Giving up Her Dog

Posted by Mateja Lane
All images from Karishma Walia's Facebook via Buzzfeed

Karishma Walia loves her dog Lucy; so much so, that she turned down a marriage proposal. 

Karishma Walia is a young Indian woman who found herself in the assumedly perfect arranged marriage.

"My mom thought he's an excellent match because he's good-looking and well-off," Walia told BuzzFeed. "There was a lot of family pressure, and they still think I did the wrong thing by raising the concern about my dog."

The only problem was, the guy said Walia's beloved dog Lucy would be an issue in the arrangement.

Walia and her dog Lucy are inseparable and the thought of giving her up to a shelter or another family member just to marry this well-off guy was incomprehensible.

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So she called off the marriage.

"He would say things like 'family should be a priority and not career'," Walia said. "I gave up when he commented about my dog. I don't know why my family still thinks he's an eligible bachelor."

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Apparently, the former fiance is trying to win back Walia, by persuading her that Lucy is just a "phase in her life."

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Walia has since cut ties with the guy. And she is confident that someone will come along who will love both her and Lucy!

All images from Karishma Walia's Facebook via Buzzfeed

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Indian Woman Rejects Arranged Marriage Because It Meant Giving up Her Dog