How has your life changed since you married an Iranian man?
I like to think we have kept the good parts of each other's cultures and thrown out the useless ones.Marrying into a different culture requires many more adjustments than marrying someone of a different race.What advice would you give to other girls who are engaged to an Iranian man? Resist all Iranian social pressure to: wear black on all special occasions, demand your children become doctors or engineers, haggle with a shop keeper down to the lowest price (your future husband can do that!) Relax, and become part of the family very quickly.Many years have past and it's much different for us as an old married couple who now wish to be very loving and friendly with all.
Have your in-laws accepted you when you were first introduced to them?
Marriage is one of the most important issues that happens for most of the people in the world and probably is the most important one!
Based on differences in cultures, histories, religions, societies and so on, the ways people start dating, fall in love, and marry differ in the countries all over the world.
Also, the ways people celebrate marriage ceremonies are dissimilar in the countries based on those differences.
Being in an English learning for international students class, I think (hope!
I've had to strip away many cultural norms that Americans might take for granted because we need to peacefully get on with our lives so: no overt American patriotism and changed expectations about being on time to appointments.