Forever Came Calling
Interracial/Intercultural Marriage: Caucasian Woman And Indian Man
Hi Everyone! Our names are Taylor and Jinoy. I (Taylor) am a Caucasian woman from the USA. My husband, Jinoy, is Indian and he is from India. We have two precious sons named Taj and Rahm.
How Did You Meet
We lived in the same city but went to different high schools. One day, we met at a local teenage hangout. We talked for a while but forgot to take each other’s phone numbers that night. Randomly, Jinoy’s friend asked my friend and me to a movie a month later, and luckily Jinoy came along. We exchanged numbers at that time, and we have never stopped talking.
How Long You Have Been Together
We have been together since 2012 and married since 2014. Recently, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary!
How Was Meeting His Parents For The First Time
I (Taylor) will never forget the day that I first “met” Jinoy’s mom because it was through email. She lived in India and he was here in the U.S.A. studying abroad. Jinoy had already told her about me. She is the most loving mother anyone can ever imagine because she has openly accepted me from the first day.
How Was Meeting Her Parents For The First Time
My parents approved of Jinoy after they met him. Thankfully, both of our families were more than accepting of our relationship and love.
Provide Any Engagement Or Wedding Tips You Wish You Knew Beforehand
Before marriage, make sure to discuss topics that may arise a year or so after. Topics such as parents moving in full-time or part-time. I think this is a huge obstacle many women face that marry an Indian man.
What Cultural Obstacles Have You Encountered And Overcome Due To Being In An Interracial/Intercultural Marriage
Adapting To My Mother-In-Law Living With Us
Advice To Others Dealing With This Situation
Share With Us Your Top Takeaways/Advice To An Interracial/Intercultural Marriage
Our best advice to everyone is to keep an open mind. You don’t have to change yourself or pretend to be someone you’re not. Just stay positive and accessible to every new situation or experience that life gives you.
What Do You Love About Being In An Interracial/Intercultural Marriage
I (Taylor) truly love my intercultural marriage because of the family it has given me. I have not only gained the best husband, but also the best family that I could wish for.
What Are You Still Learning From Being In An Interracial/Intercultural Marriage
My husband’s native language. I (Taylor) wish to know Gujarati completely one day.
How Are You Raising Your Beautiful Children To Know Both Of Your Cultures
We both think it is important to celebrate all holidays from both cultures. Don’t skip or make one holiday seem less important to your children. Make them feel that both cultures are on the same level of importance, and they will never have to choose which is better.
What did you think of Taylor and Jinoy’s love story? They have such a beautiful family, don’t they? Thank you, Taylor, for being so candid about cultural differences and how you had to adapt to living with your mother-in-law and tips for others in the same situation. You are blessed to have such an amazing mother-in-law. Thank you both again for sharing your voice with our readers!
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