Our expert says:
Its interesting, but based on postings i this forum, this sort of problem, of couples of different religions and concerns about their parents, seem relatively common. In practice ( and there don't seem to have been many formal studies of such issues ) I have come across many long-term happy mixed-religion marriages, and some that have remained strained for decades.
I think it is tagic when parents threaten to "disown" ( what an odd and ugly word that is !) a child because they happen to love someone that in some way doesn't match the parents' expectations.
Maybe he gave up on trying to persuade them, earlier than you would have done, because of his long experience of their rigidity and resistance to change ?
A counsellor may be able to help you to move ahead with your life, moving on from a relationship that was not ultimately going to happen, to find one that will
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