Can A Couple Survive?

United States
October 5, 2009 9:33am CST
Do you think that two people can survive in a relationship coming from two different cultures? Now, I"m not talking about religion here okay, I'm talking about two completely different worlds. Say a person that has only lived in a big city, LA, Chicago, NY - just as examples, can move and be content in a rural community? We're talking about feeding hogs and chickens and tending goats here. There wouldn't be any running down the street for fresh groceries or starbucks. There aren't any neighbors, it's quiet and all you have to worry about coming in your house are mice and crickets. Now turn the tables. Could you go from a rural setting where your closest neighbor is a mile away and be plopped down in the middle of a city with 9,000,000 people and be content with the noise, traffic and looking out your window into your neighbors back yard? Now say one person was born and raised in the Philippines (We are not talking military here just so you know)and the other is mid America country fried. What if they keeps their diets and cultural upbringing and then boom, you're out in the middle of nowhere and it's time to get the tractor out because you can't get out of your own place. Or an ice storm comes through and you are without power for a day and a half. Where as the other is used to going to the local dairy and picking up milk once a week and when they shop it's only once a month and then you stock up for another month or two. Could you do it? Have you done it? Do you think it takes more work? Sometimes I see city poeple (and no offense to anyone here just saying) are less content when there is no where to run too. No daily errands or I'm going to the store to pick up something quick kind of thing. I want some honest opinions here on how you would feel if you were relocated to a different world. If you were not married, but met someone, could you, have you, or do you think a relationship could work? Either way one person would be relocation to a world they never knew.
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• Canada
5 Oct 09
I think it's possible. It all depends on the person. When people are brought up in an environment, they either seem to want more of the same to be happy, or they want to get away and experience different things in life.
• United States
11 Oct 09
Very true. Some are more open to change then others and thrive on the experience.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Oct 09
hi kprofgames well sure it can work, as it has for centuries almost always there are these situations where one is from the city and the other from a rural area, yes if you both love each other and care for each other you will make whatever necessary compromises are necessary to make a marriage wo rk. love carries a lot of weight, and can survive a lot of changes if it is true love and not just lust.
• United States
28 Feb 13
Spoken like a woman who found that love! I can't believe this was 4 years ago and came back to re-reading it now and how much my life has changed.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
I would say it was dependent upon the person who was relocating and how much they loved the life they were moving away from and how adaptable they are. But sure, it's possible.