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 [...]
Love can be tough, cruel. International love, on the other hand, is definitely cruel! Why would I say that? Well, to start with when an ordinary couple meet chances are equal that they may end up living in the same city or country, or at least that’s not decided yet. When two persons from different [...]
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 [...]
This is a guest post by Sharon Lorimer. Relationships formed on international assignments can be very romantic. You meet in a foreign country, there is a lot of travel and you imagine your life abroad with the person you love. But if you get married and move between countries, one of you will always be [...]
What is the pressure on immigrant and on international children? What can we do to mitigate those factors?
A simple how to list with the most important questions you need to ask yourself when picking a name for your baby. Avoid strange mixtures, Avoid names that have a double meaning in the country where you live, Think holistically, Refrain from eccentricities and the Hollywood approach, How does it sound?