However, hundreds of other countries and nationalities are also represented.
Now I want to share my own story – regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly of an AMWF relationship. The term “AMWF” has only popped up in the last couple years.
It’s also a trip to go squid fishing, a tandem biking adventure, or making bibimbap. As I mentioned before, I recently connected with several AMWF communities.
They have been a fun, interesting, and informative support group – especially the bloggers.
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.He will never catch all the sarcastic jokes my sister whispers under her breath; I will never be able to reply quickly enough to his father’s drunken ramblings.Those social keys, elements of sarcasm, and play on words expressions will never come naturally to each of us in a foreign language.Being in love is one of the best feelings in the world.The only comparable feeling is probably when I won tickets to see a live taping of Stephen Colbert, discovered chocolate soy milk (milk allergy), or, like, my future kid gets married.The other two books I know of AMWF relationships are: More than anything, it is a collection of stories from eight foreign women who are married (or were married) to Japanese men.It shows an honest look at what AMWF relationships look like, ten to twenty years after the couple first says “I do.” Our relationship is fantastic, frustrating, and full of fun.And sometimes you just have to accept the fact and move on.Racism is one of those things that you can’t fully comprehend unless you are a victim of it.And it is a little bit scary trying to live day by day. The hardest part of an intercultural relationship is deciding when to compromise, when to fight, and when to draw the line. What are you supposed to do if your partner is completely opposed to your religion?Sure, this week I think it is a bit silly (but adorable) that Ryosuke makes me wipe my feet off with wet wipes before climbing into bed (even if I have been wearing slippers all day). He likes the fact I am ambitious and want to have a solid career, but what about in five years, when his family is pressuring me to quit my job to have (and take care of) kids? What if he thinks you should quit your job after marriage to become a housewife?