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 […]