If you do not respect and appreciate your partners culture (to the extent you are willing to forsake elements of your own culture for their benefit), intercultural and interracial relationships are nearly impossible.
I started to wonder if there were any other couples “out there” like me.
During race discussions at my school, most of the white women I talk to say things like “I’ve never seen racism, so I don’t think it still exists” or “racism isn’t real – they are just imagining it!
” Or men that say “sexism isn’t a problem, women over exaggerate everything!
Being in love is one of the best feelings in the world.
Racism is one of those things that you can’t fully comprehend unless you are a victim of it.It’s also a trip to go squid fishing, a tandem biking adventure, or making bibimbap. As I mentioned before, I recently connected with several AMWF communities.They have been a fun, interesting, and informative support group – especially the bloggers.However, most of it is defined by the fact that I am white and he is Asian.My relationship (like any relationship) is a compromise between the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Love is not enough to keep a relationship going, it is definitely not enough to conquer all problems, but it certainly helps. [For more, check out: Things I love about Japan: Couple Wear] Intercultural dating is a lot of things. Two years later, and I never know what to expect on dates. But I really fell in love with the culture once I started dating Ryosuke. He was the one who helped me understand the types of sexism in Japan (for more, check out this post) But living with him, his family, and his friends, I have been given the enormously unique opportunity of doing participant observation of the Japanese culture.