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Woman Calls Off Arranged Marriage Because Husband-To-Be Doesn't Like Her Dog

We totally understand where she's coming from ❤️ 🐶

14/09/2016 12:01

An Indian woman has captured hearts across the globe after she turned down an arranged marriage to a wealthy man because he didn’t like dogs.

Karishma Walia who lives in Gurgaon, India, has a beautiful fur baby called Lucy, but her husband-to-be wasn’t feeling it. 

After he gave her an ultimatum which essentially boiled down to ‘it’s me or the dog’, Walia told him where to go.

And we think it’s totally understandable, because how on earth could you ever give up this adorable little face?

Walia had been messaging the man, from New Delhi, when he mentioned that he didn’t like dogs and, as such, she’d have to get rid of her pup.

Even when she asked if they could come to a compromise, he said ‘no’.

“I don’t want a dog to come in between my love life and not share the same bed...And my mom doesn’t like dogs in general,” he wrote.

It was at this point that Walia told him it wasn’t going to work out.

He responded: “Are you sure about your decision? It may be a temporary phase in life when you like dogs. We are talking about your life here.”

Walia replied: “Yes I’m sure. Having a dog is definitely not a temporary phase.

“I can’t abandon my dog for anyone.”

It was a difficult decision for Walia to make and she told BuzzFeed that her family still thinks she made a bad choice.

“My mom thought he’s an excellent match because he’s good-looking and well-off,” she said. “There was a lot of family pressure, and they still think I did the wrong thing by raising the concern about my dog.”

But she knows deep down that she was right. And a lot of people on social media agree with her decision. 

Walia said despite her refusal, the guy continued to try and get her to reconsider the marriage even after she’d said ‘no’.

“I have been talking to him for over a week now. I spoke to him couple of times more, and he pissed me off with the way he was enforcing his decisions on me,” she added.

Dog > husband. 

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