When you are genuinely in love with someone, it is easy to overlook simple quirks such as snoring constantly or wearing neon tees. Time will pass by and you will become deeply committed to the relationship. This stage enables you to become more accepting of the innate factors such as differences in culture.
Before you get involved in an interracial relationship, you need to know its possible advantages first:
1. It Encourages Learning.
The union of two different cultures encourages a journey that seeks to be explored. It opens new doors to diverse food options, unique traditions, interesting stories, and so on.
Say that you are in a long-term relationship with an Australian. Take it as an opportunity to uncover the wonders of the Aboriginal culture. In return, you may enlighten your partner about the wonders of the Igorot people. Employ the dynamics of mutual compromises and mutual sharing.
2. It Lets You Accept Differences.
Upon understanding the beauty of your partner’s culture, you will begin to accept its contribution to the world. This is one of the biggest advantages of being in an interracial relationship.
OFWs are given the opportunity to be exposed to diverse ethnicities. This is why most of them accept differences. No wonder why many Filipinos end up with foreign spouses! This act of committing to someone from another culture entails your exposure to all kinds of people. It gives you a new perspective as you step outside of your comfort zone.
3. It Gives You Significant Options.
A love that can conquer the potent divisions in culture is strong enough to transition between two or more countries. Once all your visa or immigration requirements are sorted out, you are entitled to settle down in your spouse’s homeland.
If your business did not take off in Australia, you can always pump a fresh start in the Philippines. You may also give birth to a Philippine or an Australian citizen. Not many people are blessed with these significant options. So, make the most of
4. It Shatters the Stereotypes.
Manifesting a harmonious relationship with your partner helps to shatter the stereotypes ingrained into our society. You are able to let go of the prejudices and not be defined by your nationality.
Keep this mindset while you are raising your children. Not only will it educate the young ones, but it will help stop the cycle of racism.
5. It Enables You to Learn Different Language/s.
Some people have to pay hundreds of dollars in order to learn another language. Luckily, you can do that for free! Marrying a spouse from a different culture allows you to have a “language teacher”. You can pick up common phrases and pronunciations by conversing with their family and friends.
Most importantly, you children have the benefit of being raised around a bilingual or multilingual household.
Hopefully, your unique story will prove that love conquers all!