I'm an Indian woman dating a white guy. Am I making a mistake?

I have been in a very serious relationship with my white boyfriend for a year and a half now. Unlike most Indians, I don't even have any problems from the family front. My parents are different from most Indian parents (very less conservative). They like him a lot and just want me to be happy.

There have been no problems between us at all yet but I fear that down the road, the fact that we are from different cultures might become a problem in adjusment. I've been in the U.S. for 9 years now but I was brought up in India and I'm very Indian in many ways

Anyway, a friend mentioned today that I may have problems in the future and I'm just so scared of possibly having a failed marriage that I want to ask myself all the questions now instead of it not working out in the future.

Really, in a way, I feel like I'm creating problems for myself that don't even really exist because we love each other and there really haven't been any problems YET. Do you think it will work in the long run?

Update:

We're both not very religious at all, so that's not even a problem AT ALL

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Every relationship has problems that can be worked out if the two people love each other. Lean on each other, trust each other, and all else can be overcome. You are in a wonderful place. If someone has a problem with your relationship in the future, it their problem, not yours, and you just need to stay away from them. Look around, you aren't the first to be in an interracial relationship nor the last. It will work if you want it to and you work to make it work. You have the support of those you need it from, your loved ones and your boyfriend. Good luck and happy new year!

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  • 1 decade ago

    It shouldn't matter. Race shouldn't come before love and if it does, then it's more of a psychological thing that you personally should work out. I don't really know where the Indian culture and tradition stands on interracial relationships, but if your family is comfortable with your relationship then- (from an outside perspective) -it'll be fine.

    Hope I helped.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Life is what you make it out to be. Stop listening to those gossips and work towards making the relationship works. You are very lucky to have uch supportive parents. Move on in life and roof to the world that race, religion and cultures should deter one from moving ahead with life and seeking happiness.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you are questioning this now I feel you have other problems you should address and only you know what they are. If you both love each other everything else doesn't matter. Be confident of yourself and trust one another and you should be alright. Skin is only wrapping, we are all the same underneath no matter what the culture is.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Girl:

    You should know this by now:Love has no religion,race,colour or creed!The fact that his paretns n yours accepts this relationship should be more than enough for u!

    Be happy!

    People that says those stupid things r the ones u should stay away from!

    luv sanam

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think it should work, why not. Just don't get to caught up in cultural differences and make sure u respect each other

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  • 1 decade ago

    oh come on dear do u honestly think that love is considered by cultures it depends on how much that person loves u. cultures matter not u wont have any problems if u think that u can trust that guy and he loves u truly

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It will work fine if you really love each other. Don't spend too much time on worrying on what coiud go wrong or what other people think. Good luck.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    whats up with all this race stuff on here? Grow up people, we are all created in Gods Eye, who cares what your race is, my goodness!

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  • 1 decade ago

    look dating a white guy is no big issue..its like ure makin a feeling of u Hindu goin out with a muslim guy...dont think like dat. just be yourself dont be worried. and if u still are tell ur bf ure problems , its best to share such things with someone...so talk to him and get to know wat he feels about all this too ok?

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