December 14, 2006 7:17am CST
Recently I married again for the second time, I married a Nigerian man. The cultural differences since we married are now becoming more apparent. I'm interested to hear the types of differences other couples have come across, and how you have best handled them.
• United States
14 Dec 06
If he is Nigerian, what is your race? My parents were of different races (black and white) and they got married about 35 years ago when it was so very NOT COOL to do that! My parents didn't really have any trouble...my dad's family taught my mom to cook, and she is a GREAT cook! They always got looks and comments, but that is just part and parcel of it. You have steel yourself against that, because no matter how much time passes, there are just going to be some types of people that are never going to change, and pass their bigotry and close mindedness on to generation after generation. I mean, look at the KKK. What is most important is that the two of you love each other and treat each other well. People are always going to be jealous of something or have something to say. That is unfortunately just the nature of people.
15 Dec 06
thanks for responding. what is my race...i'm a white australian. i don't know that i will ever get used to the looks that we attract, but i am trying. we are working through our differences, and i believe that with time, these differences will be what makes us stronger as people and as a couple.