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Yes, Economic independence still a challenge for women because family excepts from her to give full income in their hand. It is obvious that women should contribute in household expenses but family should not except from her to give full income. Mostly their are working women who has their dreams and goals towards their career and wishlist. But their are in-laws who ask her to give full income. Why? Women does hardwork towards their office work and they also do all the household chores by managing both office and home but than also they don’t have independence on their own income to fulfill their wishes. Women should get independence to spend the income with her choice like savings, purchasing new things, investing, etc. It should be totally her choice on her income. Their are also women who are earning steady due to which all the income is taken by in-laws for household expenses. Because of which women don’t have saving or money to spend on herself for fulfilling her wishes. At some point women leave a job because they feels like for whom she is earning money. Due to not having independence on her own income, than how she will get happiness and motivated to follow her goals. Women has the responsibilities towards her parents, if she don’t get economic independence than how can she will save money for parents in future emergencies. Women should take her stand towards economic independence by talking about her own expenses and savings for parents. And in-laws should stop excepting from her to give full income instead they should start understanding that women are also having wishes to fulfill with her own income. They should excepts the household expenses from her choice of contributing money rather than excepting full income by doing this it will make the bond stronger.