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"my friend is stuck in an unhappy marriage against her wishes"

Asked by Female, 24, Married
Hello, My friend is married for a year now, as she was not ready for marriage her parents forcefully made her accept the proposal. She loved one guy whom she wanted to marry, her parents were against love marriage. Now she is not happy with her present husband, though they live in the same house they have no physical relationship, they are like strangers. Kindly help
Thumb sneha jayagopal

Dear Writer, thank you for writing in. I understand you are very concerned for your friend. The important thing is what does your friend want to do ? Although she married a man under family pressure it is up to her to decide to either make the marriage work or not. Also the point is how do you want to help her? For me to help accordingly I need to know and understand your friend as an individual and how her husband is as a person. Exploring her past and perhaps resolving it is one way to go about it. It might help if your friend wants to explore this in counselling or on this platform with me. Maybe you could recommend the same to her as well. Please message back to continue discussing. Regards.

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