Dating a cross
Would you be upset if your Dutch partner called you a ‘little fart’ (a term of endearment in Dutch)?
Would you back off if your Spanish partner told you they loved you after a week?
Compromise is key; while it is inevitable that you will miss many things, you don’t need to miss everything.
You might both speak the same language – even if it’s just the language of love. Common words or slang you have grown up with can take a different meaning when strictly taught to a non-native speaker.
An extra layer of complexity is added as you grapple with multiple cultures, languages, and expectations.
That being said, you also widen your mind in a way that few experiences can replicate.
Yes, it can be hard, but you learn how to live the best of both worlds.
How then does this new expat demographic navigate uncharted personal territory?
Likewise, your non-verbal communication might not be in line with what they interpret as love.
There’s probably a perfect explanation, if you allow time for it.
Non-verbal communication can play an even bigger role.
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