7 Things Everyone Should Understand About Interracial Relationships
7 Things Everyone Should Understand About Interracial Relationships | HuffPost
Loni Love is having an awesome She was recently nominated for a daytime Emmy, thanks to co-hosting hit talk show The Real she won her first in , and she was recently tapped to host the 25th Annual Essence Festival , marking the first time the star-studded fest has had a female host. All of that is amazing, but the comedian says the best part of the year has been boyfriend James Welsh. The pair first met on a dating app last August. The thing I think that I was missing in my life was that I was always conforming to what the man wanted instead of saying this is what I want to do.
After the tragic deaths of the summer and another sad renaissance for the Black Lives Matter movement a lot of interracial couples found themselves talking about race for the first time. Early on in their relationship, Jamila gave her white husband Tommo a crash course in their racial differences: the expected ignorant comments from others, the inability to walk into a shop and find her cosmetic needs catered for, and the whitewashing of historical figures that were banished from the school curriculum. The divide between people being passively non-racist and actively anti-racist became a major talking point.
When you marry someone, you marry everything that made them who they are, including their culture and race. While marrying someone of a different race can have added challenges, if you go in with your eyes and heart wide open, you can face those challenges together and come out stronger. Here are a few things I've learned:. Your relationship needs to be tight enough not to let naysayers, societal pressure and family opinions wedge you apart, explained Stuart Fensterheim, a couples counselor based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and host of The Couples Expert podcast.