How much influence should my family have over who I marry?

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Marriage and family therapist Neil Rosenthal responds to a question from a woman who is engaged and running into resistance from her family. They are concerned because her fiance is not a Christian and there are six children involved. Her family believes it would be better for her to wait to marry until the children are grown and gone. Rosenthal encourages the woman to think about and do what’s best for her, because the family’s opinion shouldn’t outweigh her own. Addressing the family’s concerns, Rosenthal acknowledges that blended families have issues, but also points out that since the children get along, becoming a family can provide additional support.

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