Dating between different cultures
We debated back and forth on what the “feeling” was, and where it came from, but no matter how much we circled the topic, what remained was the fact that we both understood the feeling and could relate to one another on a deeply human level.My boyfriend and I have moments like these daily, when discussing death, or politics, or dog breeds.When I first moved America to attend college, I was nervous about starting a life in a new country because I wasn’t sure how quickly I would be able to adapt to the new culture.
For the sake of a conversation, I would adopt his atheist hat and mindfully allow my walls to drop.
Still, after long months of researching and reflecting, I reached a point of inner spiritual and intellectual freedom upon embracing an evolved belief.
If my partner had not pointed me towards the right books and You Tube clips, I would never have taken the first steps to learn more.
I’m a writer, I think that’s why this confusion bothers me.
When I tell people that my boyfriend lives 3,000 miles away in Scotland, they usually gasp, smile bewilderedly, and say, “That must be so hard! However, for quite some time, the distance was not the primary challenge in our relationship. Despite my attempts to evade it, I fell in love with someone whose worldview appeared opposite to my own.
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