My parents think i am being disloyal and utterly betraying them because I am dating a guy who is not Greek. Have you seen "my big fat greek wedding?" I swear its my biography! Although the movie has a happy ending, I'm afraid my story will not be as happy, at least not for a LONG time.
I don't know what my parents' problem is -- they take their Greek pride too far sometimes, and lose sight of the fact that this is 2005 and we are in America! I want to be close to them and share my joys and be there for them because they have given me so much, and I don't take anything for granted.
But when they tell me "you may as well just dig a pit in the backyard and bury us, because you are throwing away everything we have worked so hard to give you", how am I supposed to react?
I've dated 4 greek guys, and each relationship ended up in heartbreak. I guess greek guys are intimidated by smart, confident greek women that know more than how to cook and clean. I've known my boyfriend (who is not greek) for 5 years, we were friends for a long time, and he was always there to help pick up the pieces when some other guy broke my heart.
We dont have this wild, passionate love affair -- we just truly love each other in the purest of forms, the kind of love that doesnt just fizzle.
I want my parents to accept my boyfriend. He is Catholic, so there is no problem with him being married in my church. Does anyone relate to this, and if so how have you dealt with this situation?