Live-in, India And Society

Coming with time, the ever thing which was consistent was the change, change in living patterns, change in understanding and mentality, and change towards independence. We’re seeing our country as Revolutionary India, a New leading country, etc. But some parts are still unavoidable of the society. Some realities are still harsh and rough to digest for our society like how they can even exist, for example, homosexual relationships, growing Transgenders, self-governing women, and the other one, “Live in Relationship” also called cohabitation.

What does a Live-in relationship mean?

A Live-in relationship is like a couple who’s living together without any legal bond between the parties, like a no-strings-attached relationship, a win-win situation for both to know each other better in person instead of spending some specific hours but sharing one’s lifestyle with one another. In simple words, it’s a walk-in or walk-out relationship, people prefer mostly before tying a knot and making it all allegedly disciplined. 

How does it look like to in a live-in relationship in India?

Moving-in together is considered as beyond pale in India. To be honest, the status of live-in India is not up to the mark, as it is still very new to our society and hence seen as a stigma.

This concept has entered India in the millennial age, so it’ll never be surprised if people of previous generations will show their back or may ask what the live-in relationship actually is?

Just forget society for some time, and just talk about our families. Do you really think our family gonna understand this if they found you want to hop into this relationship without marriage?

The answer will surely be NO, but still, the number of such relations is increasing gradually.

People are still holding on to the mentality that it harms the long-cherished values of institutions and cultures like marriage and family.  

Laws procured for Live-In relation in India

In India, the Domestic Violence Act 2005 included within its influence in live-in relationships under which a woman has with a man “a relationship in the nature of marriage” can go to court if abused. This relationship has seen none less than a marriage under the eye of the law, but without entering legally into it, and it is legal under the law but has to follow the norms.

The best part of staying in live-in is to stay honest and happy with your companion, or somehow if it’s not going well then you can end this on that point. Even though Bollywood has also portrayed this concept in their movies and showed the two different sides of societies, one where all are happily accepting the two’s relationship and encouraging them to make it permanent, and second where families of both the parties as opposing it.

We cannot say they have the narrow passage of their thinking because they had never seen such a thing previously in their times. But it differs from person to person, some are open to changes, some of them do block their head to understand or even hear the others for even once. 

The chaos has been scattered all over, but majorly into our minds, we cannot just directly put on the blame directly on society for being a non-understandable community, they will deffinetly show their opposite side to this changes and enhancement, But eventually things are still running on. According to their beliefs as marriage is the foundation of a family, if their beliefs get hurt in any manner, they’ll surely react to this. Though cohabitation is made legal in India, it is still a matter of taboo in many parts. Such couples have sometimes faced threats from the outward loop. Yet, thing demands the change in accordance with the time and hoping this might get better with time as well.