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.However, hundreds of other countries and nationalities are also represented.
During race discussions at my school, most of the white women I talk to say things like “I’ve never seen racism, so I don’t think it still exists” or “racism isn’t real – they are just imagining it!
” Or men that say “sexism isn’t a problem, women over exaggerate everything!
birthday, I learned the valuable lesson “Love is not enough.” It wasn’t a personal learning experience – I Just witnessed the fallout between friends.
Relationships need love, but love cannot conquer all.
Love is not enough to keep a relationship going, it is definitely not enough to conquer all problems, but it certainly helps. [For more, check out: Things I love about Japan: Couple Wear] Intercultural dating is a lot of things. Two years later, and I never know what to expect on dates. But I really fell in love with the culture once I started dating Ryosuke. He was the one who helped me understand the types of sexism in Japan (for more, check out this post) But living with him, his family, and his friends, I have been given the enormously unique opportunity of doing participant observation of the Japanese culture.