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Non-western relationships

By September 12, 2011 - 2:07pm

Today as I was dealing with my own relationship problems, I came across a discussion regarding non-western relationships and thought that it would be a great idea to have women from other races who have to deal with cultural taboos, customs, and traditions while upholding their empowered selfs to have a chance to discuss their problems.

By November 2, 2012 - 10:20am


I have been reaching out to my friends for support and they have been wonderful. But I still do not feel right about myself because the break up blind sided me and I still have all these feelings I cannot understand. But I do hope I get back to myself again in due time. Thank you, Susan.

November 2, 2012 - 10:20am
By HERWriter Guide November 2, 2012 - 6:45am


Thanks for your post!

Your fiance was so wrong to break up with you in an email! How cowardly!

It sounds like you are beginning to move on though - do you have family and friends to help you cope?


November 2, 2012 - 6:45am
By October 26, 2012 - 12:52pm

I am fairly new to EmpowerHER but this Group caught my attention for a special reason. I was engaged to a wonderful man for four years and we have been together in a long distance relationship for six years. I am Asian American and he's Caucasian. He recently broke off the engagement in an email and has cut off all ties with me since while I am coping with an incredible sense of loss. See, he was my best friend and I thought he was the love of my life who I wanted to grow old with. Though what we had together was loving and wonderful, in the end nothing made sense with my world turned upside down.

What I want to say to everyone is ultimately what matters in a good and loving relationship is for two people to work at it to make it work without giving up. Having an open communication and a mutual respect for each other's differences will only enhance the relationship.

I wish everyone in this Group lots of love, laughters, and happiness!!!

October 26, 2012 - 12:52pm
By September 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

Hi Susan,
I thought of this after our discussion regarding my own situation and feel that there needs to be an outlet, wherein women from different cultures can speak of their problems while adhering to their culture's protocol. I belong to an Indian family, grew up in South-east Asia and have been in the states for 10 years. However, I have noticed that my ethnicity plays a major role in the way I choose or will choose my spouse in the future.
Thus I thought of setting up this group! Thank you for being a part of it and supporting it!

September 17, 2011 - 3:40pm
By HERWriter Guide September 17, 2011 - 6:21am

Hi anonymous1486

Thanks for setting up this great Group! I think it will help a lot of women from all areas of the world, to talk about their own cultures, the expectations involved and how it may clash with their own different or modern views.

I am from Ireland, married to someone from The Netherlands and we have three American children. We definitely have three cultures going on in our home but we make it work and it actually makes for a really interesting family!


September 17, 2011 - 6:21am

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This group is to have a forum, which focuses on the discussion on non-western (other culture) marriages, relationship dilemmas, situations and intercaste/inter-racial relationships. Please feel free to discuss any relationship issue regarding cultural barriers, interracial differences within a relationship, etc in this forum!


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