In chapter 8 of the novel " The Namesake " Gogol is no longer dating Maxine because he started to spend more time with family, and learned that Maxine is now engage to another man. While Gogol still single his Mother convinces him to call Moushumi Mazoomdar, daughter of a family friend, in order for him to move on his life because at his age Ashima had been celebrated her tenth wedding birthday anniversary. Even though he has refused, he did meet with Moushumi for a drink and then go to a dinner. As they start having feeling for each other, they had exchanged a hat, and Moushumi tells Gogol about her life, in one point where his fiance had made some not nice comment her family in Calcutta as a result of cancelling they wedding and they break up.
A lot of times people do things that they don't like and never say anything to whom who made them do it because they are people pleaser. For example in the novel ' The Namesake' even though Graham did not like what Moushumi 's parents made him did, he did it and pretend he was enjoy it. And later one talk about about it. That's shows that sometimes people are acting armature because they afraid to say no, to not hurt others feeling. I believe that people should examine they fears and learned how to say "No" from doing things that they dislike.