|Tint of my iris:||I’ve got bright gray-green eyes|
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My husband and I have been married for a little over 3 years and we are of different racial backgrounds.
For reference, my husband is half-black, half-Korean, and I am about 6 kinds of white. Here are questions and comments we get a lot that I doubt couples of the same race hear quite as often.
Trust me… we get this a lot.
I believe they mean this to be complimentary. And surely, same-race couples get asked this too, but probably not with the same undercurrent. A good rule of thumb, in my experience, is not to ask others about their reproductive lives.
Not everyone is able to or desires to have children. And some people want to have a lot of children. Maybe too many by your standard. And the idea that we somehow… owe the world our offspring?
So, I understand this question. Other than my one brother who thinks racially tinged humor is perfectly fine, the rest of our family is pretty chill. As it should be. They wonder how people from such seemingly different backgrounds can be similar enough to live together. Besides that, we have a lot of overlap in the kind of music, television, and film we enjoy. A mind-meld must be happening. Again, since we were raised in different backgrounds, people assume we had to learn new skills to be together.
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Mostly, they assume this of me, the wife. They assume that I learned to cook Korean food and speak some Korean for him and his family.
In reality, I had already been living in Korea for a while before my husband and I even met. I already loved the food and wanted to cook it for myself, and had to learn the language to get around.
He enjoys some of the Celtic folk music I was raised on, and tolerates the weird Pennsylvania Dutch stuff from where I grew up. People often comment on how adorable we are. Maybe that has nothing to do with the fact that we are a mixed couple.
You choose to date and marry someone because you love them. You relate to them on a deeper level and can see yourself uniting your life with them, supporting each other through everything the future might hold. You fall in love with the person who understands you and brings out the best in you.
Not with the color of their skin or the shape of their eyes. The outward appearance of someone changes considerably throughout their life. Professional writer and editor, former expat.
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