Advice for dealing with Chinese parents. The experience of having or being Chinese parents. All from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Ask the Yangxifu: Dealing with “When Will You Get Married?” & Other Awkward Chinese Family Questions
*+-A Western woman living in Asia with her Chinese boyfriend wonders how to deal with awkward questions from his mom, like “When will you get married?”
*+-Meeting the parents inspires anxiety, especially when you’re a foreigner about to meet the parents of your Chinese boyfriend or girlfriend here in China.
*+-I think the love of a Chinese family is one of the best kept secrets in the world. And if ever there was an example, it’s our upcoming move to Hangzhou.
*+-To my parents, my Chinese father-in-law was that “hard-to-buy-for” guy — which reminded me of how many of us struggle with cross-cultural gift giving.
*+-My Chinese in-laws miss us and can’t wait to have us move back into their home. And strange as it sounds, I can’t wait to move in with them too.
*+-Dorcas Cheng-Tozun’s father never said ” love you” to her. That night was the first and only time he ever told her he missed her.
*+-I spent much of the past week in bed, and unfortunately, much of this weekend as well. So I’m sending you to the archives this Monday so I can catch my breath and rest up a little. Those of you new to this blog may have missed my posts on Chinese marriage, through the eyes […]