Being in a relationship is a lovely thing. It becomes even lovelier when you are with someone from a different cultural background. Even though some people see the beauty of this relationships, other do not. So it is a certainty that you will be faced with some uncomfortable moments as you enjoy each other's company. Some of the uncomfortable things you may face are written here so you can be aware of them and brace yourself.
People will never make the assumption that the both of you are together no matter how much you want that.
One thing you should come to terms with is people will hardly look at the both of you as a couple because they will find it difficult accepting the fact that two people who look nothing like the same are in a relationship. Now, this behavior may not be conscious. It may be that the normality of seeing people of the same race together have totally taken over people's subconscious and even their unconsciousness. Many of the times, they may not really know it and this behavior may come across as a rude discouragement. They may even see you as an adopted sibling or just a colleague. Anything apart from what you really are to each other, just so you do not invade their minds with what they consciously or unconsciously believe a relationship is not. Their behavior may point out reasons why the both of you should not be together. But, it is a wave you have to ride it. You will have to ignore the rudeness and affect them with how you do not really care. This is bound to happen. How you react will affect your relationship positively or negatively.
You will find yourselves entertaining strange questions other couples do not get to be asked
Well, you both are different, so do not expect that you will not be treated as such. You will find yourselves entertaining strange questions ranging from the level of strange to very dumb. It usually starts with questions about how the both of you met and where.
The questions will go on to how you two got to know each other. Then without warning, the dumb ones will start flying in. "Is this really so?" They will ask about a racial stereotype before asking about what you think the appearance of your children will look like. To tell the truth, this is quite enough to get upset about. But if you get upset at this, you had better get ready to keep getting upset all your life. There is no end to people's dumbness, and those questions that keep getting you upset will keep flowing in. It will be wise, however, to decline from answering these questions and register your displeasure. Let them know that you do not appreciate being asked such dumb questions.