Friday, March 16, 2012
Marrying Someone From a Different Culture
My point in telling you about my husband is that when we first started dating, all of this was kind of weird to me. I was really used to the football loving, beer chugging, frat boy kind of guy. My husband, who was raised in communist Russia until he was 8, had an entirely different outlook on life than I did. His upbringing was very family centric, where I was pushed to be rather independent. However, I walked down that aisle with absolutely no doubts and I can't imagine being married to anyone more wonderful.
Marrying between cultures, races, or religions is much more common than it used to be, but it can still cause a lot of friction between families. Fortunately, my parent's had no objections to my hubby (although my dad was slightly freaked that he might be part of the Russian mob), but I've had friends whose parents disowned them based on who they chose to marry.
I'm curious. Are you marrying someone from a different culture, race, or religion? Have you experienced any backlash from friends or family members?
P.S. In case you're curious, this is my husband, Jeff, with our daughter. The picture is blurry because I took it and I'm not very good with the camera, but it's one of my most favorite pictures. My husband is really good with the camera. See this post and this post? He took all those pictures. :)
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