“Why don’t you understand me!” I cried on many an occasion.
Being with someone who doesn’t speak your native language might sound unimaginable. In fact, I recall saying “I could never fall in love with someone who doesn’t speak English.” Never say never. Here are some of my tips for mixed-cultural couples trying to teach their native language:
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People are always curious about how long I’ve been in Florence and how I learned Italian. When they learn that my husband is Italian, most people assume that I learned the language because of him. That’s definitely not the case. So what’s it like being married to someone who doesn’t speak English?
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This is a fairly new life development for me, but I would say that it is now fair to state that by most standards, I can consider myself a reasonable adult. Albeit in Asia, I have a real job. Teaching these hooligans full time is arguably indentured servitude in some respects, but that’s beside the […]
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