I’m a Latvian married to an American, but I’m an American, too, so I’m not exactly married to a foreigner. I think my brother-in-law put it best at our wedding, when all the Latvians sang me and Joe a folk song and then the brother-in-law said, “You know how people say you marry not just a person, but their family, too? But he’s at least somewhat supportive of it, and we dye our Easter eggs in onion skins every spring.
It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.
hat with all of the fantastic American men around, what made me choose to tie the knot with a foreigner? But in time we did become fascinated with one another’s cultures (even if not always for good reasons).
How about this fun, tongue-in-cheek, stereotypical rundown of some of my favorites (ignoring, of course, all of the challenges that go into an international marriage – you can find those in my post 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Marry a Foreigner)? I can totally relate to what you say about your non-Latvian husband teaching you about how truly Latvian you are.
He’s busy studying for a major exam that will allow him to work for whomever he wants and to make the kind of moves and money I probably won’t ever see (hey, columnists weren’t meant to be millionaires).
With all that drive comes a lot of time we don’t get to share together.