China Elevator Stories just published a guest post I wrote for her today! It’s titled “Is that your foreign friend?” Why my Chinese husband hides the fact that I’m his white American wife here in China. Here’s a snippet:
“I’m your ‘foreign friend?’” I said to John with a cockeyed smile. What would that guard have thought if he knew we had a little red marriage license tucked in our desk drawer at home and an extra-large box of condoms on our bedside table? We both glanced at each other and the shared ridiculousness of me being “a friend” before the guard made us both break out in laughter.
Still, when the hilarity subsided, I understood the truth behind it – a truth I spoke to John. “It’s better if they don’t know, isn’t it?”
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P.S.: Thanks so much to Ruth of China Elevator Stories for publishing my post!