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Better to marry for love

Teacher marries former student

I REFER to the report about a 25-year-old man marrying his former teacher who is 10 years his senior, “Father so mad, he sends them threatening SMSes” (The New Paper, 7 Jan).

I don’t think there is anything wrong with such a marriage.

I am sure the Ministry Of Education has investigated the matter thoroughly.

If any evidence was found of them having had an inappropriate relationship when he was still her student in junior college, then it would be a different story.

But now both are adults.

Going by the report, he began to pursue the relationship only when he was in his 20s.

At that age, he should be old enough to make his own decisions.

If both the man and the woman believe they can make the relationship work despite the age gap and that they should be together, who are we to say they shouldn’t?

Despite the risks involved, it is better to have such a marriage, with genuine feelings on both sides, than one which is arranged by others.

I wish the couple good luck and a bright future for their marriage.


This article was first published in The New Paper.

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