In a class on a cultural differences, I once heard an Asian woman (a grown woman!) say that if she were to change her hairstyle, she would have to get her mother's permission first. As an American, I found this rather shocking. However, it's obvious that we Americans have swung to the OPPOSITE end of the pendulum. We tend to think NO one - not even our spouse - should have a say in how we dress. So ... how much should we consider others' wishes or opinions when choosing a look, clothing, hairstyle/facial hair, tattoos, or makeup? Whose? Might we owe even strangers a thought?
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I voted up on your comment because it's well-expressed.
Considering the impact of your choices on someone else is not necessarily approval-seeking. It might just be simple consideration.
You are wise not to offer your wife unsolicited input. :)
Thanks, Fatimaa, for sharing your experience.
If I may ask, how do your parents react to your newfound freedom?