Hello, we are in an affair for the past 8years. My parents agree to this relationship and so does his mother and siblings, but his father do not agree. We are now in a dilemma, how to go about the marriage as we also do not want to disrespect his father. We have been waiting for him for the past one year for his consent, but he still does not answer. It also does not sound good that we get married ourselves. What should we do because it’s also important that we get settled now?

Ask his mother and siblings to convince him. They can go up to the extent of creating pressure. Give him a deadline up to which you will wait for his permission and then you will go ahead. If he still remains unmoved then unfortunately you have go against his wish.