How can I help my daughter who is scared of getting married?
Q: I am a worried mother of a 24-year-old girl. She is unable to take decisions in her life especially marriage. It seems that she is scared of getting married. She is over possessive about me and gets depressed thinking that she has to leave me and go. She thinks she can't live without me. Can counselling help her?
A:Marriage is an important life decision and various aspects need to be considered before going ahead with such a decision. Your daughter must speak to a trained professional regarding her concerns. She must identify her anxieties about marriage and assess whether these are rational or not. The professional can then help her work through these issues. As there are no further details regarding your daughter, I would imagine that she should seek help at this stage from a psychologist.