I’ve never been shy about crushing on men outside of my race. I love how different everyone is when it comes to skin color, culture, tradition, language. Life is interesting & beautiful this way. Being in an interracial relationship has been difficult, fun and quite interesting; but I wouldn’t have it any other way, I love my husband no matter what. But even though the world has changed over time, people still shun interracial love and refuse to budge. On the flip side of that, I think people should be with whomever they please..its your life.
The way family reacts can be good or very bad. I’ve experienced both. My family didn’t really care that my husband is Hispanic, on the other hand, my father-in-law hasn’t been the most welcoming. Not quite what I was looking forward to but this is a part of my life now and it being in an interracial relationship could potentially mean that you could face the same issue or worse.
Bottom Line: There’s no real way to prepare yourself for this.; but in a rocky, race-related family situation, two things are very important: Boundaries & Communication.
The General Public
On a positive note, much of the world has become much more comfortable with seeing interracial couples. However, there are many people that will stare, jeer and even shun you & your boo.There’s really no progress in responding to negativity with more negativity.
Bottom Line:Next time you see someone staring, just simply smile or say, “Hello”. Imagine their confusion & shame, much better than picking a fight.
In some relationships, you never skip a beat and things feel natural. But because of some of the difficulties that interracial couples may face, some may find themselves doubting their feelings for the one they love.
Bottom Line: Don’t let anyone try to persuade you out of a healthy, loving relationship just because it makes you uncomfortable.
“Love is louder than the whispers of others.”
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