"[Stuart] was going to organise how we were going to get from Naples Airport to Positano, and he was like, 'We'll just wing it when we get there, it'll be alright.We'll just catch a train and then another train and then another train'."I was like, 'It's going to take us four hours', so then I just went over his head and booked private transport because it was much easier, and it was worth it."Stuart says he likes having family overseas because it lets him experience a culture in a short period of time.The 29-year-old finance analyst says that during their pre-marriage counselling, Pauline mentioned she wanted her mother to live with them and help take care of their children in the future. it's expected that families will look after their parents," he says."I hadn't really fully taken that on board, that that's what she wanted, so I just had to get comfortable with that idea."And thankfully for us, we have really good relationships with our in-laws …so that was OK to get my head around."Professor Halford says it can be a challenge to recognise, respect and accommodate subtle cultural differences in relationship standards, or beliefs about what relationships should be like."In many Western countries a couple is expected to develop their own life independent of their family of origin," he says."However, in Chinese and other collectivist cultures, maintaining strong relationships with parents and other extended family is expected." Australian Stuart Binfield and his South African-German wife Monique Schierz-Crusius have been together for more than three years.
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Traditions like Christmas also open new doors."Because he's never [celebrated] Christmas before — I [was] super excited and I started decorating the apartment.
Nathalie Lagrasse, 37, and her girlfriend Nicole Domonji, 28, have faced a common hurdle to get their families to accept their sexuality, due to similarities between the Mauritian and Slovakian-Serbian cultures.
Kayla says while her family has been accepting of their relationship, her partner's parents weren't the most open to their 34-year-old son dating somebody from a different background.
But she notes his mother was impressed by her homemade pasta.