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Secret Language: Navigating language differences in a cross-cultural partnership

We sometimes get asked what language we speak with each other, given that Scott and I are not from the same country. English is the answer. A follow-up question that we got asked once is what language we speak when we fight, implying that it’s hard to express yourself fully in any other language than… Continue reading Secret Language: Navigating language differences in a cross-cultural partnership

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Celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household

Actually, this post is more like…NOT celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household. I read somewhere that one of the good things about being from different cultures is that you can celebrate double the holidays. But in our case, if we’re not in the country, we end up celebrating neither. At this time last year, we… Continue reading Celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household

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Things to consider before deciding on a cross-cultural wedding

This site has been getting quite a few hits lately, particularly the post on How to register a marriage between a Nepali and a foreigner. That post was about something that we did AFTER the wedding. But prior to that, we had to get married first. And it took countless lengthy discussions for us to… Continue reading Things to consider before deciding on a cross-cultural wedding