Guest Post on Texan in Tokyo: 6 Things I Cherish about my Cross-Cultural Marriage to a Chinese Man

Grace of Texan in Tokyo just published a guest post I did for her site titled 6 Things I Cherish about my Cross-Cultural Marriage to a Chinese Man. Here’s a snippet:

My name is Jocelyn Eikenburg and I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This summer, I’ll be celebrating 10 years of marriage with my husband John, who is a Chinese national.

Sure, we’ve weathered our share of misunderstandings over the years and had to learn to adapt to each other, both culturally and personally. But I still love him just as much as the day when I said “Wo yuanyi!” (I do) to him in the Shanghai Marriage Registry Office.

And over the years, I’ve discovered a lot to cherish about our relationship.

To learn about those six things I cherish so much, head on over to Texan in Tokyo and read the full guest post. And if you love it, share it!

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8 thoughts on “Guest Post on Texan in Tokyo: 6 Things I Cherish about my Cross-Cultural Marriage to a Chinese Man

  • April 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Look forward to reading the rest of the post!! Ten years of marriage…congrats!! My husband and I will celebrate our 9th year of marriage this year!

  • April 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Congratulations on the 10 years of marriage! That’s wonderful. This month, my husband and I are celebrating 7 years of marriage. 🙂 You inspire me to do a similar post. Maybe. I really loved your answers. So true.

  • April 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    First of all, thank you so much for doing a guest post. I absolutely LOVED it. It’s so wonderful to see you be able to take away so many wonderful things from your cross-cultural relationship.

    Second, congrats on 10 years of marriage! That is so amazing 🙂
    And, of course, very VERY inspirational!

  • April 5, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Ten years of marriage, congrats Jocelyn. Wish I could celebrate something like that.

  • April 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Read it on Grace’s site first. Congratulations!
    As a JM married to WF (USA) after our share of LDR, and as a former central Massachusetts resident (our son was born in Worcester), I feel a certain closeness to you and John. We will cerebrate our 12th anniv. this summer, and like you two, I feel like we love each other more as years go on. Marriage is awesome! :-))

  • April 10, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Such a nice post! and 10 years!!!! Wow did not know that! Its so good to read about your experience and I especially liked that your MIL could teach you how to cook basic chinese dishes! Also beautifully written. Put a smile on my face, 🙂

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