INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: INDIAN WOMAN & HAITIAN MAN
ROSHNI AND DAVID’S LOVE STORY
Interracial relationship!—there are two distinct but typical responses one usually gets from people who hear these words. One of the responses is a positive delight while the other, the more dominant one, is unfortunately that of a negative nature.
INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD
HOW WE MET
DAVID’S FAMILY RESPONSE?
ROSHNI’S FAMILY RESPONSE?
TELLING MY PARENTS–I NEVER MENTIONED HIS RACE
HE IS HAITIAN-AMERICAN
I was surprised. The next 45 minutes or so flew by as I told them about how we met and giving them little details so they could paint a picture of him in their mind. After all, it would be long before they could visit us in the USA and I certainly had no plans of taking David to India in the near future. Over the next few months, I had Dave briefly chat with my parents over the phone/skype every once in a while. If you heard them talk, you couldn’t tell David wasn’t their own son.
OUR LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP
Fast forward a year, I have now graduated and moved to Washington, D.C. where I found my dream job. Long distance dating was tough but not particularly horrible for us. After 2 years, when David graduated, he secured his dream job in the same company I was working for.
MOVING IN TOGETHER
TELLING MY EXTENDED FAMILY ABOUT OUR WEDDING
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