Monday, 6 February 2017

Interracial Relationship - Dating Outside One's Culture Without Betraying One's Roots

Many parents are worried that mixed raced dating will somehow dilute their own culture and will threaten the preservation of their cultural beliefs. They feel that in order to control the weakening of their cultural bonds, they must restrict the actions of their children i.e. prevent them from dating outside of their culture. Parents worry that if their child falls in love with someone of a different culture, they might sacrifice their own traditions in order to make the relationship work.

For couples in multicultural relationships, compromise is sometimes the best way to bridge the gap between the varying traditions. Choosing the most important traditions from each culture, while making sure to include the parents' opinions, will allow the partners and their parents to feel equally significant. The parents may never be completely happy with the choices their child has made, but at least they won't feel as thought that family roots have been betrayed.

The individuals within these relationships are generally comfortable with the knowledge that they can both maintain their own culture as well as introduce themselves to another. These couples do not feel that they are betraying their roots by learning new customs. In most cases it is the parents that pressure their children into not abandoning their culture and thus to avoid dating those of different ethnicities.

In most cases it is the parents that pressure their children into not abandoning their culture and thus to avoid dating those of different ethnicities. Many parents are worried that mixed raced dating will somehow dilute their own culture and will threaten the preservation of their cultural beliefs. Parents worry that if their child falls in love with someone of a different culture, they might sacrifice their own traditions in order to make the relationship work. Choosing the most important traditions from each culture, while making sure to include the parents' opinions, will allow the partners and their parents to feel equally significant.

A person's roots are not left behind simply because they are exposed to new customs. Familial and cultural roots make us who we are, and that can never be t.


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