Intercultural dating communication
And sometimes you just have to accept the fact and move on.Racism is one of those things that you can’t fully comprehend unless you are a victim of it.Love is not enough to keep a relationship going, it is definitely not enough to conquer all problems, but it certainly helps. [For more, check out: Things I love about Japan: Couple Wear] Intercultural dating is a lot of things. Two years later, and I never know what to expect on dates. But I really fell in love with the culture once I started dating Ryosuke. He was the one who helped me understand the types of sexism in Japan (for more, check out this post) But living with him, his family, and his friends, I have been given the enormously unique opportunity of doing participant observation of the Japanese culture.A romantic walk on the beach is never just a romantic walk on the beach. And, well, I started this blog to document what I found.Here are some of my favorite: If you want your blog or website added to this site, just leave a comment and I will add you :) Change is fun, but every day is a struggle.There is no way to coast in an interracial relationship. Some of the time it is simple trade-offs like “I will wipe me feet off before getting into bed if you don’t do laundry every day.” Or “I will shower in the evening if you will buy beer instead of sake.” Other times it is complicated things you don’t know how to compromise on.” On that same tangent, people think that interracial relationships don’t attract stares, criticism, or whispers.
It shows an honest look at what AMWF relationships look like, ten to twenty years after the couple first says “I do.” Our relationship is fantastic, frustrating, and full of fun.
If you do not respect and appreciate your partners culture (to the extent you are willing to forsake elements of your own culture for their benefit), intercultural and interracial relationships are nearly impossible.
I started to wonder if there were any other couples “out there” like me.
It was heartbreaking to watch my friend’s intercultural relationship fall apart (and even harder to not pick a side).
I wondered where it went wrong – but the answer was pretty obvious to everyone involved.