AMWF Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Asian Male, White Female Couples)
I came across a fab blog by a woman named
Shy of my 21st birthday, I learned the valuable lesson “Love is not enough.” It wasn’t a personal learning experience – I Just witnessed the fallout between friends. Relationships need love, but love cannot conquer all. Relationships also those other silly things like respect, the ability to change, stability, and understanding.
Basically, Love is not enough (which goes against everything Disney taught me).
It was heartbreaking to watch my friend’s intercultural relationship fall apart (and even harder to not pick a side). I wondered where it went wrong – but the answer was pretty obvious to everyone involved. 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. Continue reading.