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Couples' Stories

These are stories contributed by real interracial, multicultural, international, and interfaith couples. You can contribute your own story, but make sure you login or register first.

Dee

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 2:09pm -- lovingday
Age: 
23
Occupation: 
Interior Designer

I am a newly engaged women (Caucasian) to a wonderful black man. We met over a year ago and from that first moment I knew that Joe was the man I wanted to marry. Even though I had not dated outside of my race before, I had little concern for the objections from my family. At first my Catholic step-mother declared that my "black boyfriend" would not be allowed in her home. Nor would her or my father ever support our decision to be together. My father advised that interracial relationships were against God's plan for us and were very difficult to maintain. And what about the children?

Katy

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 2:05pm -- lovingday
Age: 
25
Occupation: 
Graphic Designer, Musician

I have been in many interracial relationships. Although I've had boyfriends of the same race (white), my parents actually weren't very fond of them either. I was not allowed to see my first boyfriend (Mexican) even though it was more about him being from the "wrong part of town". He actually ended up marrying a friend of mine from high school and my mother send me the clipping in the mail. I hid our relationship from them for 3 years. They still don't know about it to this day.

Katherine

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 1:59pm -- lovingday
Age: 
23
Occupation: 
Student

I was seeing a Mexican guy and we were not allowed to call each other. My parents would not allow him in the house. My parents are against me dating Hispanics of any kind, even though the rest of my family couldn't be happier for me. Now I'm dating a guy who's Spanish (from Spain) and Irish. It's not going over too well, even after a year. It's not 100% OK.

Don

Sun, 03/25/2007 - 7:13pm -- lovingday
Age: 
72
Occupation: 
Lawyer

My Japanese wife and I (Caucasian) have been married 46 years, and have four grown children. We met and married in Japan, where I was stationed as a Navy JAG officer. At that time the US military strongly opposed such marriages, and had a lengthy bureaucratic process designed to discourage the couple from reaching the altar. Counseling by both a chaplain and a legal officer was mandatory, and the principal objective of legal counseling was to inform the couple of the existence of miscegenation laws in the state or states of their likely future residence.

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