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Divorces & Interracial Marriages – IIM029

Divorce rate in interracial marriages

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, I answer a question that many people have either emailed me about or friends have asked me.  When I get into discussions about interracial marriages, I get asked, “Is the divorce rate pretty high in interracial marriages?” or “What’s the divorce rate in interracial marriages?”

You will hear my response through my experience.  I talk about:

  • Vulnerabilities in interracial marriages.  The outside negative influence can bring a lot of chaos into marriages.  Think of cases where parents or family members were not happy with the union from the start.
  • Importance of Code of Conduct in a marriage.
  • Forever changing lives and to adapt to the changes in your partner and accepting those changes.  People don’t stay the same.
  • Understanding that the person you marry is not necessarily going to stay the same as he/she becomes a parent.  Life events bring different qualities out in a person so be acknowledging those qualities and making the best of new situations.

If you have questions and you need any help, please do let me know and I would be happy to provide guidance by sharing my experiences with you.  Feel free to share this with your friends or family members who can find some insights from this story.

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

If you have a story to share, contact me and provide a little information about you.  You can also connect with me on Instagram or Facebook.  And how about just email me at indianinterracialmarriages@gmail.com

Common Question Answered IIM028

Convincing parents to accept non-Indian partner

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

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In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, I answer one of the most common questions people emailed me in Season 1, “How do I convince my parents to let me be with my non-Indian partner?”

You will hear my response through my story rather than my opinion.  I believe best answers to questions come from experiences rather than opinions.  I never thought of convincing my parents but I did believe that it was important to share my news with my parents in a manner that offered them the space to hear me out.  I know that it’s important to help people understand my point of view but also not make them wrong for having an opinion that is different than mine.

At the end of the day, parents love their kids and they want their kids to be happy.  Not knowing another culture and faith creates some level of fear for parents for the happiness of their kids so they reject anything that they don’t understand.  It’s understandable.  But I talk to people how I like to be talked to this helps me in understanding and being patient with others.  I know that by providing other people the opportunity to be heard and helping them choose, I can forgo taking the responsibility of their feelings about my choice.

This episode shares my experience and my thoughts on how I see this gift of life and my belief in giving this life justice by creating happy life for myself.  Yes, my choices have brought challenges for me but it’s easier for me to handle the responsibilities of those challenges than if I was living a life chosen by others.  There are compromises that I make and those compromises are chosen by me and not by anyone else.

Hope sharing my experience on this matter will help you navigate some of the challenges in your life.  I hope you find the courage and love within you to really be honest with your families and give them the opportunity to choose to be happy for you or not.

If you have questions and you need any help, please do let me know and I would be happy to provide guidance by sharing my experiences with you.  Feel free to share this with your friends or family members who can find some insights from this story.

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

If you have a story to share, contact me and provide a little information about you.  You can also connect with me on Instagram or Facebook.  And how about just email me at indianinterracialmarriages@gmail.com

Just enjoying my time here….

We have made a few changes

As we get into Season 2 of the podcast, it was appropriate to update the website and add a few things that makes it easy for you to connect with me.  So here they are:

  1. Now you can leave a voice message to me – Just click on the little microphone on the right hand side of any page on this website and the when you receive a pop-up message to start recording, click that and that’s it.
  2. Ask Aman – You have questions that are challenging and you are looking for figure out a way to get through a difficult, just connect with me.  Go to Ask Aman page and leave me an email and/or fill out the survey on the page.  There’s information on the page that you can read to learn what actions to take to connect with me.
  3. Subscribe to the newsletter – On the right hand side of the main page, you will see Subscribe to our mailing list area, just enter your email and click Subscribe and you are done. This will allow you to receive information that I will be sending on weekly basis.
  4. Leave a Rate & Review on iTunes – You see the bar at the bottom of your screen, just click that and leave a review for the show.  Or you can Click Here to rate this podcast so more people can find this great content.

And that’s what is new for now.  I will be updating the website to include more information as you request, so come back soon to see what’s new.