Thought I'd bring a new survey to this board...How long have you been with your FI? When's the wedding?
Together for 3 1/2 yrs. Wedding in June 2012.Do you sometimes wonder if things would be easier if your FI was of the same race as you?
Eh, I think it's more of a cultural thing, not race, as I'm from the Caribbean and he's not. I grew up totally different from him and sometimes miss that he sometimes doesn't know what I'm talking about. But overall, I don't care about the race thing (he's white, I'm black).Are you the first woman of another race your FI has been with?
Yep.How did your family react to your relationship?
I sometimes think my family likes him more than they like me!!! lol They really welcomed him with open arms. My family cooks his favorite foods when we visit; they don't even cook for me! My mom was hesitant at first but has warmed to him. My dad said to me "it may be hard out in the world sometimes, but I am always there for you and support you 100%" That meant the world to me as I was a little nervous in what his reaction would be.
Does your DH's family like you at first?
They welcomed me. I think it was a little weird for them at first because they don't know ANY black people. But I really love his dad especially. He's the nicest person in the world. I couldn't ask for a better set of future in-laws.
Do you have children? If so, did it make things more complicated than before?
No kids. Don't want any either.
Do you recieve a lot of negativity from your friends, coworkers and etc?
Are you bringing any cultural elements into your wedding planning?
Just the reception music. I have to have at least a few songs played so my Caribbean family can dance! haha