QuestionsCategory: Marriage & DivorceMarriage approval from parents
Samah asked 2 months ago

 Assalamualikum,  

I am interested in getting married to a man but i do not know how to tell my parents about it. i know my parents will not approve of him because of his past since he is divorced and has a daughter from that relationship and we have a 13 years age gap. I see potential in our marriage and i want my parents to approve of him. I have told my mom about him last summer but she disapproved of him and made me feel terrible for my choice of man to marry. that lead me to depression, anxiety, and feeling like i dont want to live anymore. I just really dont want to do anything behind my parents backs, i want them to support and approve of my choice, and be happy for my instead of judging me. is it islamically wrong for me to marry this man? how can i tell my parents about him?