By: Danielle, EatBreatheBlog.com
Having recently committed to a long-term relationship, I’m thankful for the chance to say goodbye to the relentless dating game and just spend time with the one I love. As I look around at other couples I know, I wonder how they will fare in their commitments after having been “footloose and fancy free” for so long.
Contemporary views on marriage are far different today than they were in years gone by, especially when it comes to intercultural relationships. Even traditional cultures are having to adapt and change to fit into modern times. It wasn't that long ago that interracial marriage was considered "taboo." Today, it seems to be pretty much the norm, although there's no telling what difficulties these couples and their kids will face in the future.
Not long ago, one of my best friends got engaged to a young Native American from the “unconquerable and unconquered” Chickasaw tribe. That caused no small stir in her conservative WASP family. After she had a heart to heart talk with her parents, they seemed to take it quite well, respecting her wishes and welcoming the young man into the family. But there’s also the grandparents, uncles and aunts and siblings to contend with - that's quite a few raised eyebrows over the prospect of her being happy and in love.