Interracial Marriage Issues

  posted by: Amber Ford



Interracial Marriage IssuesIt is already common for people from different races to fall in love with each other. The cultural differences are no longer a hindrance to make a relationship become successful. Many couples who are into the so-called interracial marriage have met online. After meeting each other personally, they decide right away to pursue the relationship and in just a short span of time, they will get married. This immediate or sudden decision to marry each other despite the racial and cultural differences often creates problems after the wedding. They don’t think about it yet before making up their mind. This could result in a marriage downfall. The common interracial marriage issues include the following:

  • Culture. One major issue is culture. One may not agree with the things that the other person does or believes in. It is not easy to forget or give up the practices that you have been accustomed to. Where to get married is also an issue under culture. This disagreement can really contribute to the downfall of the sacred union of a couple.
  • Adjustment. Adjusting to foreign traditions and practices is not easy. You cannot do it right away. It actually takes time. You will have to do things that you are not used to. You will have to embrace changes and new environments whether you like it or not. You may not be comfortable doing them but you have no choice.
  • Celebrations. Your way of celebrating a certain occasion is different from the way your partner of another culture does it. This can be an issue when you can’t do something to meet halfway. You need to understand and respect each other’s traditions.
  • Food. This is also a common issue of interracial marriage. The dishes that would be served on the table need to be considered to show respect to each other’s culture.

These are just some common interracial marriage issues. You can actually avoid making things complicated by practicing the art of give and take. Don’t let the issues ruin your dreams as a couple. Have patience in teaching each other so that later on you will be accustomed to each other’s cultures.




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Date: November 26, 2012 | Category: General, Marriage Problems
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