They hated him because he is black At the end of August, my husband and I will celebrate 12 years of marriage, but the years leading up to the so-called happiest day of my life were the most challenging years I’ve ever been through.
Here’s the thing: I never ever planned marry a black man.
The one black male friend that stopped by our home to say hello to me started the biggest fight I’d ever had with my mother. If my parents exploded because my platonic friendship with a black guy, I was scared to imagine their reaction if I actually dated one.
When my husband first wooed me my freshman year in college, I threw away his phone number.
There might be people out there that assume people using online dating websites can’t meet someone in real life. You still shouldn’t hand out your address and maybe even phone number to someone you have never met in person.
From your parents disapproving of your girlfriend to having to break up with your roommate, I'm here to help thread those tricky needles. Dear Dr Nerd Love, My letter today is about a lot of tough topics: interracial relationships, toxic families, and living in the South. I am a 30 year old white guy currently dating a 27 year old gal who is mixed-race, who I'll call 'D'.I told them, bluntly, that it was my life and my decision, and frankly, I didn't care what they thought. Nor have they ever accepted the concept of me getting married or having kids with someone who isn't white.Since then, they have mostly been silent about the topic, but it still comes up from time to time. Since D and I are now months into a serious relationship, I knew I had to talk with her about my parents, and their shitty worldview.My parents hated my husband the first time they met him.They didn’t hate him because he was a theater major and out of work actor.