Balance in all things, I say, especially between men and women.
In England, even the sons of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana choose their partners with care. Just recently, I read of Prince Harry's choice of partner deciding against marriage.
But next month, after ten years of work, forced marriage will become illegal in England and Wales, with wrongdoers facing years behind bars if they try to arrange for an innocent youngster to marry against their will.
The Bill came after one former victim was brave enough to speak out. The girl was just 14 when her Indian parents told her she would be made to marry an older man.
However, she planned to escape. After some time, she was found, but refused to be married off, whereupon her parents disowned her.
Concerned that other girls might not be strong enough to withstand the pressure, she launched the charity Karma Nirvana from her front room in 1993, aiming to put an end to forced marriage and honor-based violence.
After campaigning and lobbying the Government to make it illegal, the woman, now 48, finally got her wish. Jasvinder Sanghera received a CBE in December for her efforts.
The UK Government deals with 8,000 cases a year and those are just the ones who fight their case. The fact that forced marriages are now illegal should put a stop to what was once thought of as a cultural issue. See karmanirvana.org.uk.