Due to specific cultural mindsets, I had to use various strategies, like religion to persuade certain people to be on my side of the fence when it came to marrying the man of my dreams. Luckily, they came around and we were able to be fully accepted by my family, the most important people to me. Unfortunately however, their community was not as accepting, which honestly means little to nothing to myself. In the past 3 years, we laughed together, fought together, and I never look back to what we had to do to stay together. Thank you to all those who helped us along the way and good luck to anyone else who is in the same position.