How to handle an Interracial Relationship when your Parents don't Approve? Most of us are often faced with parents that do not approve of our significant other, because of race, color, religion or whatever the case may be. You are stressed, and you know that you love your boyfriend or girlfriend and you never want to leave his or her side. At the same time you don't want to make your parents upset because it is not what they wanted.
Let me start of by saying this. Your love is what YOU want, not your parents. If you don't agree with that this article is clearly not for you. Because this article is about YOU and YOUR happiness. Although you may try your best to make your parents happy, your happiness is the ultimatum and you are going to have to deal with it for the rest of your life. Do you want to wake up for the rest of your life knowing that the woman/man beside you is not who you really wanted to marry, and that the woman/man you've been longing for is somewhere out there with another man who she may not deserve? Make smart decisions about your future, for you are the one that will have to deal with it.
For those of you reading this, your parents may come in any shape, form, or background. Your parents could have been born in another country, they could have strict religious and cultural beliefs, maybe they hardly speak English or maybe they believe in arranged marriages. This of course is a difficult barrier to overcome when you are faced with presenting your significant other to your parents.
What can you do? Well you have one option, which could lead to different results. You need to stand tall, hold your ground and stand up to your parents. Yes, this may seem like a daunting task, but it is the best way to settle things. You need to go up to your parents and tell them in essence, "This is my significant other, I love him/her no matter what race/religion he/she is, and I would like to spend my life with him/her, this is how I want things, and if you don't like it that way, I'm sorry but I am going to have to go against your will". Of course this is just paraphrasing what you should say, adjust this according to your parents.
Hiding your significant other from your parents is an ultimate disrespect for him or her. If you respect him/ her then your parents must know about them. You don't necessarily need to do it right away, but you need to do it when you know your relationship is getting serious and you know your in this for the long run. Your parents are the biggest hurdle to overcome, stand up tall and have some courage, its the only way you can get things to work.