Being an international/interracial couple affects not only us, the couple itself, but also our parents and families. If you are international newbies, you have probably not realized it yet, but your relationship or marriage is going to affect the parents and the in-laws deeply, sometimes more than they would have desired. How can we make [...]
You first met, out of from different cultures, you probably speak different languages and have different cultural background. You fell in love, met her parents and now you are wondering whether it is still common or required to ask for her family’s blessing. Asking for a parent’s blessing was once considered a standard procedure, a [...]
As part of “your stories”, a journey into the universe of international couples, we interviewed Lana Penrose, bestselling author of “To Hellas and Back”. Australian and Greek: a complicated recipe? I don’t believe an Australian and Greek combination is any trickier than other amalgamations. When individuals within a couple who hail from different backgrounds discover [...]
There is something alluring, mysterious and amazing about being married to someone different from you from abroad and that is part of the magic of love. There are things you have to consider though which are an inescapable fact of being a part of such a relationship – one of you will have to live [...]
Couples in India are finally figuring out that hours of horoscope-matching sessions followed by measures to correct planetary positions make not a good marriage. Urban educated twenty-somethings of today are ditching the priest’s grass mat and heading to the counselor’s leather couch. Pre-marital counseling, a concept that has so far been alien to Indians, is [...]
What is the pressure on immigrant and on international children? What can we do to mitigate those factors?
What is it like dating across countries? Do most international couples have a solid period of time where they are constantly around each other or is it usually a long distance relationship? What advice would you give to a single man or woman interested in starting an international relationship with someone? An interview to us: InternationalCouples