When you marry someone, you marry everything that made them who they are, including their culture and race. While marrying someone of a different race can have added challenges, if you go in with your eyes and heart wide open, you can face those challenges together and come out stronger. Here are a few things I've learned:. Your relationship needs to be tight enough not to let naysayers, societal pressure and family opinions wedge you apart, explained Stuart Fensterheim, a couples counselor based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and host of The Couples Expert podcast. Luckily, my husband and I haven't had to face many issues from the outside world.
How Interracial Love Is Saving America
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12 Unexpected Struggles Interracial Couples Face
These eleven couples, from the United States and beyond, each found their own way of navigating the challenges that interracial couples have faced throughout recent history. Some stories are heroic and others read as cautionary tales. What the couples have in common is a determination to live and love on their own terms. The couple: Frederick Douglass was a former slave who became the leader of the abolitionist movement.
It seems like every single aspect of this year has come with a giant asterisk hinged to it. From vacation plans. Dating in has been no less of a challenge, and for those of us in interracial relationships , the struggle is beyond real. Having different skin tones is one thing; add differing political views to the equation, and it becomes another problem altogether. My boyfriend and I have recently had to learn how to coexist more peaceably in spite of our differences.