Dating from different countries

When I asked my Nepali boyfriend if there was anything I needed to know about how to behave in his village, he thought for a few moments. Village people don’t understand.” That seems easy enough to me!

Here are some things that I keep hearing, over and over again, and that I know other Western women with Nepali partners face.Certainly, cultural and language differences can compound problems and lead to misunderstandings, but they don’t always. Yes, there are unscrupulous people out there who see marriage as a path to living in a different, often more-developed, country. How to time a hot shower around the power-cut schedule.Many families are simply happy that their son/daughter has found a good person whom they care about. But firstly, this is assuming that all relationships have an end-goal of marriage, which isn’t true. Last time I checked, my boyfriend was only one person. (OK, that one’s a special highlight of life in Nepal!I believe a lot of these comments are also applicable to women dating men from other non-Western, developing countries. But I guarantee that a proportion of men from every country are guilty of this. My dad in New Zealand was justifiably offended when, after my mum’s death, his colleagues implied that he would be incapable of feeding himself without resorting to takeaways.I mean, with my mum gone, who was going to take care of the domestic stuff?!

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