interracial.jpgThinking of marrying or moving in with a man of a different race, background or even religion? The truth is, it’s not much different than any marriage, where the rules of unconditional love + hard work apply.

There will be challenges, yes—plenty of them. But the beauty of a mixed marriage is the diversity that both parties bring, and the multi-cultural world you get to create within your own home. Just imagine how well-rounded culturally your children could be!

In random order, here are ten tips for maintaining a mixed marriage, and being happy in it:


1. KNOW YOURSELF AND BE YOURSELF

It’s okay to be who you are. In fact, it’s essential. Marrying someone else should not change you, the person they fell in love with in the first place. It should give you the opportunity to discover even more about yourself and your own potential, enhanced by your partner’s.
 

2. DON'T TRY TO CHANGE THE OTHER PERSON

Love is about acceptance, tolerance, and forgiveness. If anything, learn to change your own bad habits and your own negative reactions.

 
3. COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE


There will be misunderstandings, for some, most of the time. Realize that a lot can get lost in translation, and you will need to learn to explain things through.


[Click here to read the full article on SmartParenting.com.ph]


(Photo by SimonShaw via Flickr Creative Commons)
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