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What if you marry a Chinese woman?   [Copy link] 中文

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Ratfink Post time: 2016-4-6 06:52
Yes, I've heard of worse from some southern European types.

Surprise, surprise; but I smell a rat here.  You must be trying to make the Chinese demands look more acceptable because of your Chinese wife and family!

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Dracarys Post time: 2016-4-6 12:04
I guess Chinese girls are almost same - if a marriage without love or attention or faithfulness th ...

Very true and in some ways it's understandable too. Especially in light of the last 150 or so years of Chinese history, a lot of turmoil, war and dislocation, lack of security and so on.  It's hard to blame a girls parents from demanding the essentials for a secure comfortable life.  It was exactly the same in the west not that many years ago where a man didn't marry until he could afford the cost of maintaining a family and running a house, no matter how modest the house was.

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Ratfink Post time: 2016-4-6 23:44
Very true and in some ways it's understandable too. Especially in light of the last 150 or so year ...

wherever you are ,all parents are wish to see their girls or boys have a wonderful life ..

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parcher Post time: 2016-4-2 15:33
Not all like that, but its hard to escape their parents....
Chinese men also have the same issues  ...

It really depends.

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Post time 2016-4-8 23:49:43 |Display all floors
Just the opposite in some cultures wrt money and goods.

A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter. Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride's parents, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride's family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride. Similarly, dower is the property settled on the bride herself, by the groom at the time of marriage, and which remains under her ownership and control.

Dowry is an ancient custom, and its existence may well predate records of it. Dowries continue to be expected, and demanded as a condition to accept a marriage proposal, in some parts of the world, mainly in parts of Asia, North Africa and the Balkans. In some parts of the world, disputes related to dowry sometimes result in acts of violence against women, including killings and acid attacks. The custom of dowry is most common in cultures that are strongly patrilineal and that expect women to reside with or near their husband's family (patrilocality).Dowries have a long history in Europe, South Asia, India, Africa and other parts of the world.
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Post time 2016-4-9 02:50:38 |Display all floors
chinalionfish Post time: 2016-4-8 12:40
It really depends.

Absolutely; because my LaoPo is anything but the so called typical Chinese daughter. But we did tell her parents we would keep the condo in Beijing as well as the one in Boston.

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