The Pros And Cons Of Marrying a Woman From a Different Culture.
Meeting someone new especially from a totally different culture is intriguing. It’s a learning experience of sorts because of: the language, religion, your mind sets, personalities, values and the kind of exposure you both have had in your lives. There are some things about this person and their culture that you will be tolerant to while others, not so much. How open minded and receptive you both are, will determine the kind of relationship you will have.
Marrying a woman from a different culture is no different. It requires you to be fully aware and informed on both the pros and cons that come with marrying this woman, so that you can fully assess them before hand, to tell whether the marriage will work or not.
So before you dive into this marriage head first, consider the following pros and cons:
Unless you are both atheists, you may have a problem at hand. Why? Religion differences may pose a problem especially when trying to identify the religion that you would like to raise your children in.
Unfortunately, your family and society may not be very receptive to your new wife either because of religion, nationality or even color. As much as you would think that this may not be a valid determining factor, it may hurt your marriage in the long run because your wife may not be so comfortable.
Your idea of who does what, especially when it comes to house chores may not be the same. You may get a wife who was brought up in a family or society where she is to expect assistance from her man in everything, while you have lived in a society where it is common knowledge that your wife is to cater to your every need as well as handle all house chores. This will definitely prove difficult to manage.
Communication And Language.
Relationships thrive on communication. Language barriers may make communication between the two of you may very difficult especially in the initial stages and many unnecessary misunderstandings may arise.
Celebrating Different Traditions.
It may be difficult for you or her to celebrate some ceremonies, or traditions that you have no belief or faith in. This may be frustrating to one spouse especially if it is being forced onto them.
Formation Of New Cultures.
An open minded couple from different cultures can create an amazing new culture of their own by mashing up the two different ones.
Learning New Language.
Slowly, you will find yourself learning a new word or two. This will slowly evolve over time, and you will soon realize that you know quite a bit of the new language.
Altering Your Mind Set And Embracing New Values.
Sharing different experiences with your new spouse will be a definite mind opening experience. It shall expose you to a whole other side that allows you to select suitable values that you can incorporate into your life.
Learning Tolerance And Empathy.
Living and interacting with this new person and embracing the differences between the two of you will teach you to be greatly tolerant of other people.
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