There’s nothing like getting into a relationship that causes you to lay it all out on the table. Things you may have tried to keep to yourself before just don’t matter anymore. They’re with you and they either need to live with it or..
This means your once oh-so-tidy partner may let you in on the well-known secret that they’re a slob.. Or maybe you’re the slob.
The adventurous person you spent many wild nights may slowly become content with an evening at home watching Netflix with you.
It all just changes.
You become comfortable with each other and you let your walls down.
What about interracial couples?
We talk a lot about how they like to make everything a little trickier, more adventurous, and overall throw a curveball right at you!
Being in an interracial relationship means you won’t only find out about your partner, but you learn a lot about yourself too.
A Few Things Being In An Interracial Relationship Teaches You
You have no clue what you’re doing.
I’d love to say you figure everything out after a few years, but I don’t think it’s ever the case. Experience teaches you a lot, but interracial relationships have a little curveball of their own.
As you start to figure something out, you enter into a new phase of your relationship. You go from learning how to behave in your spouse’s culture and then you have kids and the dynamics all change.
Don’t stress about it and give yourself a break. Take it day by day and use everything you’ve learned as you move forward.
Distance means nothing when you’re in love.
I used to think there was no way a long distance relationship would work. Then I married a man who ended up having a traveling job. It definitely made things more difficult, but we loved each other. We figured out a way to make it work the best we could.
It’s that crazy thing about love. It makes you fight hard for what you have, regardless of how hard it may be. You do it because you know it’s worth it.
How possible it is to fall in love with another culture.
I grew up in a very white community. Everyone at school was pretty much white and there wasn’t a lot of diversity where we lived. Then I somehow met the man of my dreams and he just so happened to be East Indian.
Quickly I learned how easy it was to fall in love with Indian culture. We’ve started a family and integrated it into our own family culture the best we could. I love learning new things about Indian culture and how comfortable in it as well.
You get beyond excited every time you see a new celebrity interracial couple get together!
When you see another interracial couple in public, you tend to get excited. It means another person has joined your little club and you may even find yourself looking for them in public!
Seeing a celebrity interracial couple is huge! You cross your fingers and hope they’ll be the ones to make it because it starts to normalize multiracial families on a big scale! Hopefully, it bridges its way to the big screen too!
You start to appreciate your culture more
The more you learn about your spouse’s culture, the more you start to love your own. I grew up loving my family and who I was, but it changed when I started learning about Indian culture.
I had a big desire to learn more about my heritage and even find out where my family came from. I want to be able to tell my kids all about the special things both of our cultures have to offer. Even on a personal level, I just want to know more about who I am!
Just how differently two people can grow up.
My husband and I have so many things in common. We’re both the oldest siblings in our families, we’re secretly homebodies, and we’re obsessed with food. However, there are a lot of differences as well.
One of the biggest differences is how we grew up. It starts with how we celebrated birthdays all the way to what we call our relatives. I love it though. Our differences help us to challenge each other to see things differently, to push the other one to be better and brings a lot of excitement into our relationship.
What have you learned from your interracial relationship?