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Turkish and English Culture Relationship Watch

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    Me and my girlfriend are from different backgrounds. She's English and I'm Turkish. I have a feeling that my parents will want my to be with a Turkish person...and I'm worried that the culture differences will rip us apart...I wouldn't call my parents strict but they can be. I've met her parents but I'm scared for her to meet mine.

    Is this the case or am I overreacting?
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    Quit being a Turkey
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    (Original post by whorace)
    quit being a turkey
    hahahahahaha
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    what cultural differences? If you are both fine with each other than what differences? You mean parents not approving? she won't marry your parents but you
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    (Original post by Bealzibub)
    what cultural differences? If you are both fine with each other than what differences? You mean parents not approving? she won't marry your parents but you
    What if his dad is really handsome and steals her for himself?? So short sighted.
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    You're not overreacting because most Turkish parents prefer to stick with other Turks. We don't know your parents so don't know how they'll react, but they'll most probably be happy if you're happy
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    (Original post by daisychain_)
    You're not overreacting because most Turkish parents prefer to stick with other Turks. We don't know your parents so don't know how they'll react, but they'll most probably be happy if you're happy

    I know what you mean by Turkish parents sticking with turks. I know they will be happy on the outside but deep down I don't think they will be...
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    (Original post by Bealzibub)
    what cultural differences? If you are both fine with each other than what differences? You mean parents not approving? she won't marry your parents but you

    If they don't approve then I don't want to upset my parents...turks usually want to stay with turks.
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    (Original post by Mehmet_Sarica_)
    If they don't approve then I don't want to upset my parents...turks usually want to stay with turks.
    My parents wouldn't really approve of a girl with a different culture or who looks very different (im not turkish) but in the end if I want to live my life with her ... then it will happen and they will probably be like okay. I think in the end your parents will be okay if they aren't ... marry her anyway.
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    (Original post by Mehmet_Sarica_)
    I know what you mean by Turkish parents sticking with turks. I know they will be happy on the outside but deep down I don't think they will be...
    They may be a bit annoyed at first but they might get used to it with time :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Bealzibub)
    My parents wouldn't really approve of a girl with a different culture or who looks very different (im not turkish) but in the end if I want to live my life with her ... then it will happen and they will probably be like okay. I think in the end your parents will be okay if they aren't ... marry her anyway.
    Thank you so much, you've given the realest comment and I really appreciate it. I guess it's time for her to meet my parents...but I just don't know how
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    Tbh if I were you I would pretend that she is a 'good friend' of yours for now so your parents are not quick to judge, let your parents see her good qualities and then when they get used to her existence and feel that she's alright, then you'd tell them your thinking about her in a more serious way. As long as she's a good person then your parents shouldn't mind. Life is short so be with someone who you know would make you happy and give you a peace of mind.
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    That's what I have actually said for now..I've said that she is a friend. But even when I said that my parents were very quick to judge...it kinda pisses me off...

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