It is hard to believe that this type of thing happens in the twenty first century, but it does.
Either one follows their way or the highway.
Have you been disowned by your family due to your choice of marital partner, standing up or speaking up for yourself.
This girl chose someone to marry who was even from the same religion, country and culture, but he was not from the same sect. Her family has not spoken to her over 10 years. Another one who left for other reasons, it has been 18 years father has not spoken.
Nobody in your family speaks with you or shuns your very existence.
You are isolated without any emotional or financial support devoid of love, support and understanding.
Not to mention culture, food and language.