Hi ladies I am back for your valuable opinions after a very long gap. A little intro about me for the new ladies in the group, I am married for 25 years and have a beautiful daughter who is going to be 23 soon, initially my married life was not bed of roses, I had my share of in laws and husband problems but for the past 9-10 years my life is beautiful and perfect. I was married of at a very young age and my father's decision was final, we actually didn't have any choice either be it our education nor choosing our life partner everything was decided by my Dad, so when my DD was born I decided then and there itself my daughter should be independent and confident before she gets married, by the blessings of God she was brilliant right from her childhood, my life revolved around her until she left to US for her masters, she completed and is now working there, she is everything I dreamt of, beautiful, bold, qualified and presently living alone in an apartment, around three months ago we got a proposal from a boys parents who are our distant relative who is also working in US after his masters , he is two years senior to my DD, good looking and we know their family background, all seems to be so perfect moreover the boy and his family were very interested in fact he was ready to go and meet her in her place though he lives in other state, but my DD put her foot down and said she is not interested in meeting him nor anyone, she is clearly stating that right now she is focusing on her career and her personal life and marriage is not in cards for at least next 5 years. This has kept me worrying about her, all these years she never troubled me in any ways she was an awesome child, but now I feel we gave her to much of independence that she feels she doesn't have to listen to any one, her father also failed in convincing her. May be waiting for another 2 -3 years is okay, but 5 years is kind to much what if she is not ready even after 5 years, getting married and having your own family is definitely required for every girl but my dd has her own views, how do I convince her?