Posted by admin on June 15, 2012
Mixed marriage is defined as the union of a man and a woman with different culture, religion, or nationalities. It is the state of living together as husband and wife with norms of either the eastern or western hemisphere.
There is a need of a thorough examination if one is to enter the realm of marriage with someone not of your own. The marriage of couples bearing different cultural background and nationalities can be intimidating if one’s character cannot cope up in balancing with conformity the cultures at hand.
Anyone who plans to settle down must think a hundred times regarding the subject of marriage. One can never know if one’s marriage can be a life of bliss or a life of misery and sadness.
Filipinos are no longer seeing it strange to the idea of a mixed marriage. Our Malay forefathers have contracted marriages with the Chinese, Spanish and American nationalities. The conglomeration of the cited nationalities has brought about a Filipino genogram and culture unique on its own.
However, present time, evidences have exposed that our Filipino woman are at great risk when mixed marriages happen. Some women are allured to mixed marriage due to financial consideration. Alongside, contrary to this notion are women indeed in love with a foreign partner that marriage proposals are heartily and freely accepted.
If a marriage is planned to occur in the Philippines, the requirements applied to our citizens as provided by the laws of the land is likewise the same in mixed marriages. What is of utmost importance is that the wedding ceremony conducted in our country is recognized in the country the foreign partner was born.
There are instances that marriages done in the country are not recognized in the country of the foreign partner that permanent settlement is impeded. So the purpose and the intent to live as a family create risk more so to a Filipino woman than to the man. These factors can force plans to change dramatically.
The reality of mixed marriages cannot be avoided. What can be avoided is to become a victim to mixed marriages happening to be a scam and fraudulent which puts much emotional strain to any Filipino.