So much is written about the vulnerability of intercultural and international couples, that we’re supposedly more likely to divorce.
I’ve been happily married for over a decade to someone from another country and culture. And like many folks in my shoes, sometimes I forget how far I’ve come from the early days in my relationship…from those arguments, misunderstandings, and stumbles to where John and I are now. I was reminded of this after seeing the […]
Two events I’ve heard about recently have something in common — the idea of people who feel like they own the opposite sex of their race or culture.
Yes, when you choose to date outside the lines, even your breakup attracts a level of scrutiny that nobody should have to endure.
An interviewer asked, “Tell me about some cultural differences between you and your Chinese husband.” Why couldn’t I think of a single decent example?
Loving versus Virginia paved the way for legal interracial marriage in the US, but it sure didn’t stop people from telling you how “tough” it’s going to be.
After over 10 years of marriage to me, his white American wife, my Chinese husband has learned a few of my habits.
When you marry someone from another culture and country – like I have – you’re bound to pick up some of your foreign spouse’s new habits.
Arguments can get really ugly in a cross-cultural relationship. Why? Because sometimes the ways we argue and things we argue about relate back to culture.