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Couples' Stories

These are stories contributed by real interracial, multicultural, international, and interfaith couples. You can contribute your own story, but make sure you login or register first.

Tosha

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 2:09pm -- mrslaff5
Province/Region/State (if you are outside of the U.S.A.): 
Dayton-area
Age: 
27
Occupation: 
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

My husband and I were married on 6/12/10.

We met in college, but were both shy. So, despite the fact that we were attracted to one another, nothing came of it. A year later, my roommate formally introduced us. We were inseparable ever since. Alex proposed to me in November of 2008 and we immediately planned our wedding to take place on Loving Day in 2010.

Alex (who is Colombian) was adopted by Caucasian parents at around 9 months of age. His parents were so accepting of our relationship and marriage.

Tim and Yasuko

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 9:46pm -- timtak
Province/Region/State (if you are outside of the U.S.A.): 
Yamaguchi
Age: 
46
Occupation: 
Teacher/Housewife

I did not know what "miscegenation" was or that it was once illegal until it was mentioned in connection with Obama three years ago. I am happily interacially married these ten years. Today I was looking up the wikipedia article and realised I was born on Loving Day (or two years before, in 1965). I guess that there are nearly a million Americans born on Loving Day. I wonder what percentage of them are inter-racially married? If there were a global law requiring that people only maried interacially, I wonder how long it would be before there'd be no more war.

Ramone and Christy

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 1:46pm -- christywatson
Age: 
29
Occupation: 
Nursing

I am a white woman and my husband is a black man. My husband and I met and fell in love when I was 17 and he was 19. We went to the same HS. Just a couple of weeks after meeting him I knew I wanted to marry him, even at 17 years old. Living in Alabama is like living 20 years ago so my family had a huge problem with me marrying a black man. I had a family member that had such a big problem with it that he just met my husband 2 years ago, after him and I had been married 9 years and had 2 children together.

Asia & Ryan (:

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:31am -- brown_sugga_93
Age: 
18
Occupation: 
full time students

It's crazy sometimes when people say that they dont believe in true love... but i do ( : . i met my boyfriend when i was in the 3 rd grade. We were bestfriends always got in trouble together, i even went over his house once.
After switching schools in the 4th grade i didnt see him after that. My senior year of high school i seen this guy in my gym class, im like ''wow he's sexy" lol. After noticing that ryan had my English class i decided to step up to the plate and give him my number.

Joan H.

Sun, 07/03/2011 - 4:36pm -- Joan H.
Age: 
50
Occupation: 
Teacher

Twenty years ago my husband and I were married at a courthouse in Maryland. We crossed the line from D.C. to do this but I can't remember the original reason. I think it had to do with the fact that Maryland did not require a blood test. My husband hates needles.

A small sour woman read the words we were to repeat without emotion and without a smile. It was clear she didn't like having to marry an interracial couple. She smiled at other couples. I saw her. She walked away without looking at us as she pronounced us husband and wife.

Joshua Berg

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 12:08pm -- jberg
Age: 
40
Occupation: 
Children's performer

My wife is black and I am from a white Jewish family. When we announced our marriage, the family was very happy as far as I could tell.

However, my slightly senile Jewish grandmother had one issue. She grew up with white Jews marrying white Jews and having white Jewish children.

One day she confided to my cousin that she was upset. My cousin asked why and she said that, if we had children, she wasn't sure if she would be able to love them.

My cousin immediately said "Don't be silly Nana, of course you will." She may have used even harsher words, knowing my cousin.

Rob Boyte

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 3:43pm -- Rob_Boyte
Age: 
66
Occupation: 
Administrative Assistant

Rob and Brenda

Rob, a white guy fell in love with Brenda, a black woman. This was in the New Orleans area in 1980 so we were free to associate without the overt hatred we may have endured just across the lake in rural Louisiana. In fact, New Orleans had an established history of mixed races with its obvious Cafe Aux Lait colored Creole population.

S & J

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 3:38am -- Tweety854
Age: 
22
Occupation: 
Student

I met my boyfriend online when I was going to a different college. I wasn't on the dating site looking for a boyfriend. I was only on there to take the quizzes they had because I was bored in my dorm room. He messaged me first and we started talking for a couple of months and then we met in person on at the beginning of Dec. 2007. On our second date he gave me a ring for a Christmas/ b-day present for me and I asked him if he would be my boyfriend. We have been together ever since Dec. 4th of 2007. I love him so much! If I am sad he makes me happy again. He is my best friend.

Phillip

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 7:59pm -- PDCAPC
Age: 
32
Occupation: 
Contractor

I met my wife while away on business. The funny thing was she was on her way to audit my project! I will always remember the day she walked into the office. As far as I was concerned time really did stop. I could not believe how beautiful she was and from that moment on I was hooked. Love at first sight does exist.

Turquoise & Roger

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 2:37pm -- LaRiquena
Age: 
21
Occupation: 
Full time college student &former Federal Employee

The last two years of my life had been full of ups and downs and surprises. Little did I know one of the many surprises that would happen would be meeting my soul mate.
It was the summer of 2010 and after losing my fiance just the year before, I had almost given up on dating...and focused my energy solely into school and work ( at the time I was working for the Department of Homeland Security).

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