marriage

Multilingual Musings

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Marry a Foreigner (Like I Did)

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: John Valentine ii What with all of the wonderful reasons why marrying a foreigner is fantastic fun (see our post 10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner), there are some definite downsides as well. International marriage isn’t always filled with rolling R’s, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, blossoming roses and “until death […]

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Multiculturalism

Reaching Out to Linguistically-Challenged Couples: A Personal Manifesto

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By Alex Poole Photo Credit: Andrea Fregnani Bilingual couples aren’t so exotic anymore. I can count at least a dozen of them in my area (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), most of which involve one native speaker of English.  This fact probably comes as no surprise to those of you who are part of a bi/multilingual […]

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Multilingual Musings

10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner (Like I Did)

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By Corey Heller Photo Credit: Kim Hyeyoung What with all of the fantastic American men around, what made me choose to tie the knot with a foreigner? How about this fun, tongue-in-cheek, stereotypical rundown of some of my favorites (ignoring, of course, all of the challenges that go into an international marriage – you can […]

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Expert Advice

Ask Harriet: My Spouse Doesn’t Speak My Language

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Dear Harriet, I am from Argentina and my husband is From the US. We have always spoken English together. Now we have a 6 month old baby, Maria, and I want to raise her bilingually. In theory my husband is in agreement but he doesn’t speak Spanish. I am worried if I speak only Spanish […]

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Families

How Multilinguals Met: Dinka & Lincoln

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Multilingual/multicultural couples always have fascinating stories to tell, especially when it comes to how they met! The process by which we bond with our significant other is almost always an emotional roller coaster ride, even more so when it involves more than one continent and a mixture of languages!  This article first appeared in Multilingual […]

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