Things are about to get really tense between Sumit and his parents when 90 Day Fiance: The Other way returns for the second half of Season 2.
In a new confrontation teased by TLC, Sumit faces off with his parents over his relationship with Jenny. He wants them to accept her and understand that they are in love.
But it becomes pretty clear that they are very set in their ways and they really can’t come to terms with his May-December romance.
Sumit’s parents defend his arranged marriage
Sumit’s dad tells his son that his relationship is “downright odd.” And while it is a bit unusual, can you really argue with true love?
If you’re Sumit’s parents, the answer is yes. And argue is exactly what they did.
His mom questioned his loyalty to family. She said, “You are only concerned about your happiness. What about your parents’ happiness?”
“I got married thinking about your happiness,” Sumit shot back. “I listened to you and went through with an arranged marriage. You thought it would be a good idea but it wasn’t.”
Sumit looks sincerely upset that his parents aren’t taking his happiness seriously.
Sumit was suicidal
“Mummy, I was dying!” Sumit told his mom while trying to hold back tears.
That’s when Sumit’s mom admitted that they did make a mistake arranging a marriage with the woman that they did set him up with.
But the admission didn’t soothe Sumit’s pain. Instead, the 90 Day Fiance star got angry. He drilled his parents, wanting to know why they didn’t help him.
“We did everything for you,” his mother insisted. “We let her go.’
But Sumit was upset that they didn’t let her go until he took action. In fact, he might still be married to that woman if he hadn’t moved Jenny to India and started secretly living with her.
This is when things get dark.
Sumit told his parents that in the “2.5 years” after his arranged marriage, he stopped communicating with his parents about his feelings.
It’s pretty clear that Sumit’s parents understand that they made a mistake picking the woman for him that they did. But his father explained that shacking up with Jenny, who is more than twice his age, is a completely different problem for them than his unhappy marriage.
Sumit was upset because he believes that his parents care more about what other people think than how he feels.
“I told you three times that I wanted to commit suicide,” Sumit told his parents.
Knowing that it’s Jenny and only Jenny who makes Sumit happy, will his parents try to accept their relationship and let them be together in peace?
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way returns on Sunday, October 11 at 8/7c on TLC.
SINCE WATCHING 90 DAYS I HAVE LEARNED HOW OTHER COUNTRIES WORK WITHIN THEIR FAMILY. THE PARENTS BEING IN CONTROL OF THEIR GROWN CHILDREN OF HOW THEY LIVE AND MARRY AND WHERE THEY LIVE. I FIND THAT IT CAUSES VERY MANY PROBLEMS. THAT THEY GET TO DECIDE WHOM THEY MARRY WHERE THEY LIVE. AND IT IS OK IF THEY MARRY THERE BROTHERS AND SISTER S AND OTHER RELATIVES TO KEEP A GOOD BLOOD LINE. ALSO ONCE THEY FINE A SUITABLE PERSON THAT PERSON HAS TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE A CHILD. AND IF THEY CANNOT THE MALE HAS THE RITE TO TAKE ANOTHER TO GET A CHILD. IT IS THE OLD WAYS AND THEY HAVE KEPT THE RELGION. BUT AT SOME POINT I BELIEVE THE PERSON SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO MARRY WHOM THEY CHOOSE. KNOW IN THE ROYAL PART OF THE KINDOM I UNDER STAND. EXAMABLE. QUEEN ELAZIBETH HER DYNASTY. EACH COUNTRY HAS ONE. I UNDERSTAMND. BUT IF YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE ROYAL DYNASTY LET THEM MARRY AS THEY CHOOSE. I MEAN HAVE SOME SAY. BUT DO NOT TAKE IT TO THE POINT OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON THE SHOW. FOR EXAMBLE LIKE SIMMON. THIS MAN IS GROWN. LET HIM HAVE SOME HAPPINES. I. PRAY FOR BOTH HIM AND JENNIE.