United States
June 16, 2007 9:49pm CST
Which do you thing has a harder time, couples that married outside of their race or couples that married out side of their cultures ?
2 responses
• United States
17 Jun 07
People who marry outside of their cultures have a harder time dealing with each other because cultural differences are kind of tough to get over. But those who marry outside of their race might have a harder time with other people. They could have a perfectly harmonious marriage, but someone would always disapprove. Cultural difference make it harder for harmony.
• United States
20 Jun 07
I agree with your statement so much, that is exactly my experience. Having been married both interracially and intra-culturally. I find that I have a tougher time with the differences in our cultures, beliefs and in the way we were brought up.
• United States
20 Jun 07
My late husband was Korean, and we had such a diffiult time relating hi patriarchial culture to my matriarchial one. It was a step by step effort, but we came to a comfortabale understanding.
@moomincat (321)
25 Jun 07
Many years ago I was in a different culture marriage that ended in divorce after three years. The culture difference made things very difficult although I was passionately in love. I was very bitter at the time, but looking back now I realize a lot of the problems came about because of my lack of understanding of his background and ethics. I dont think I could have ever conformed and I realize that many couples overcome these differences and have a successful life. I havent seen him now for many years and hope that he has forgiven me my mistakes and come to appreciate my feelings. We were very very young.