Thanks for sharing your story with me. I hope everything works out for you and your boyfriend.
I realise my posts might make me sound like I am being judgemental and a bit self-centered. However, I can assure you that I am not this kind of person at all and I think I am just a bit frustrated and upset at the moment. I do respect my girlfriend’s family including her mother, but I just find her attitude hard to accept. I get along with my girlfriend’s younger brother very well and apparently he is also frustrated that his mother doesn’t accept our relationship. My girlfriend agrees with my criticisms of her mother and in fact she gets extremely frustrated with her mother when she makes general derogatory remarks about westerners. She says she wishes her mother would grow up and would actually go overseas and see the real world. She says her mother lives in her own little bubble in rural Taiwan and doesn’t really accept that their is another world outside. I find it annoying not just in my particular situation but in a number of cases where daughters and sons clearly display much more maturity than their parents. They understand the significance of love being the most important factor in a relationship and they are less likely to discriminate on the basis of race. Hopefully we can all look forward to a better world when our kids can feel comfortable about having relationships with people from other races and cultures without suffering persecution from their parents.
I guess I am just a stubborn self-centered person for being upset that not everyone else in this world is as open-minded as I am. If I have children I wouldn’t care if there partner is black, white, fat, skinny, ugly, beautiful, Asian, Aboriginal, Hispanic, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant or whatever. I really don’t care. I would just want them to be happy. If they are happy then I would be happy for them.