What I’ve learned over the years is that debates about the “usefulness of marriage” or whether “marriage is outdated” are a luxury not everyone has.
So much is written about the vulnerability of intercultural and international couples, that we’re supposedly more likely to divorce.
After over 10 years of marriage to me, his white American wife, my Chinese husband has learned a few of my habits.
For some Chinese men and Western women in love, a big question looms over their relationship — where should the couple live and work in the world?
“I am a Tunisian woman. Seven months ago, I married a man from Shanghai….I never met a man as honest, committed and affectionate as my husband.”
Alex went to Qingdao in June 2010, never realizing she would end up marrying a local and building a wedding planning business with him.
Now that I’m here in China, my former life in the US feels more like an extended dream than a reality.