My relative is 31yrs old, good looking and having a good career. She lives in India. Quite a smart, young, independent woman she is. About 3yrs back her dad saw a suitable match on matrimonial website and suggested that to her. Both sides Parents exchanged photos, other required information and the girl and boy saw each other over IPAD, Skype and chatted online and over phone. They saw each other only online. Finally, liked each other so the parents from both sides met, there was a small party arranged for close relatives only and date/time of marriage, dowry etc was all discussed and fixed. It was kind of like engagement party but without groom. He could not make it as he was abroad and did not get leave. Girl, since she was in the same place, was present. Marriage was scheduled 4 months later. After the engagement, the groom's mom used to call the girl regularly. One day, I heard that the alliance was cancelled. I came to know that whenever his mom called she would ask her go join a gym and exercise etc., And, she would call her again to just enquire if she joined a gym or not. She would say you live in a city you have so many facilites, you should take advantage of those. Go to gym, go to beauty parlor. You should be active. My relative is sort of overweight. She said whenever she saw this woman's call coming she would become nervous. She told her mom about it. Her mom got furious and called up the other lady and bashed her. Even my uncle called up the groom's uncle and told that the lady is crossing her limits. The groom called up my relative and asked whats wrong in what my mother said? You are over reacting, your whole family is over reacting. The girl's mom said if before marriage this woman is like this, no decency, commenting on her body, trying to dictate, then imagine my daughter's life after the marriage. And, also the boy did not stand up for my daughter, he sides his mom, just think what my daughter's fate would be after marriage. That is why we decided to cancel the alliance. Relatives kept saying you are foolish, don't spoil the girl's life by canceling it for petty reason. It will be difficult for you to find another suitable boy for her as she is nearing 30yrs, etc etc., After the alliance got canceled, they tried to distance themselves from the rest of the relatives. I know that she is not yet married. I was wondering did the boy's mom really cross her limits and talk? Or did my cousin's mom couldn't accept the fact that her daughter had an issue (was overweight) and grew insecure over react? Share your thoughts too.