“Is that your foreign friend?” Why my Chinese husband hides the fact that I’m his white American wife here in China (Guest Post on China Elevator Stories)

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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?”

Head on over to China Elevator Stories to read the full post — and if you love it, share it!

P.S.: Thanks so much to Ruth of China Elevator Stories for publishing my post!

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12 thoughts on ““Is that your foreign friend?” Why my Chinese husband hides the fact that I’m his white American wife here in China (Guest Post on China Elevator Stories)

  • April 14, 2015 at 4:05 am
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    an extra-large box of condoms on our bedside table? LMAO ! 🙂 . It’s healthy to have a sense of humor .

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  • April 14, 2015 at 7:18 am
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    I am sort of expecting this sort of thing when I visit Shanghai this summer for the first time, even though my husband says it is an entirely cosmopolitan city and “no one will notice us” as being unusual in an AMWF relationship.

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    • April 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm
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      Oh, you should definitely expect it. Shanghai may be cosmopolitan but there are lots of communities where people will totally notice you!

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  • April 15, 2015 at 5:58 am
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    Genius mind ! I rather laugh my ass off than crying :). Don’t leave that huge box of condom out too long. It has expiration date hahahhahah ehhehehehhe 🙂

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  • April 16, 2015 at 5:06 am
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    I have to say that these Western girls here who are particpating in this site are quite naughty thinking such dirty thoughts. Ha, ha, ha…..

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  • April 17, 2015 at 12:59 am
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    It’s good to be naughty. I love it!!

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  • April 18, 2015 at 6:26 am
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    @ David. Great article.

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