This is my first post on what I hope will be my opportunity to explore my interacial relatiotionship.
I am a father of one living in Australia. I am of anglo heritage. My wife is of chinese heritage. She was in fact born in mainland china and migrated to Australia soon after the tianemen square incident.
We met professionally. I am a medical practitioner and she is an accountant. I needed to find a new accountant, and well, as they say...
Anyway, we met, developed a relationship, got married and had a child (actually, she got pregnant first).
Now, this all hapenned quite smoothy, as I would imagine is the case with most relationships.
Once the honeymoon was over though, I realised that there were cultural differences between us, so much so that it has progressively caused more and more tension within our relationship.
I think my error was that because I saw a woman who dressed as a westerner, and seemed to participate in the same leisurely activities as a westerner, I assumed that her values would also be the same.
Well, this is definitely not the case. In fact had I known that there would be such significant cultural differences between us, I would have thought twice about entering a relationship to begin with.
So this blog is an exploration of those cultural differences, in a brutally honest fashion.