When Glee contacted me about being interviewed for her site, Offbeat Marriage, I was a bit unsure what I would be able to add to the discussion. Despite Maggie and I having been married for about four and a half years now, I spend very little time consciously aware of the fact that we come from different cultures, languages and races.
This isn’t to say that it doesn’t colour our relationship considerably, it absolutely does, but I don’t really have a non-interracial or non-intercultural marriage to directly compare and contrast it with. It’s easy to say “this” or “that” are problems in a relationship because of our obvious differences, it’s much harder to determine if similar problems (perhaps with different labels) would still be present if we were of the same race/culture/language.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to share our experience with Glee and her readership, as her questions gave me a chance to consider some of these things and remind myself just how much I truly love my wife and what an amazing person she is. It’s surprisingly easy to “back-burner” that appreciation when there are bills to pay, a crying baby that needs changing and a dog that desperately needs a bath.
You can read the interview here.