Once upon a time, a time not so very long ago, the world was structured in a way that people stayed within the “box.”
Race stayed with race, color with color religious groups stayed with their own. It was un common to see people mix.
Fast forward some decades later, we have all sorts going on, brown with blue, Asians with Africans, the rich with the needy and even the old with the very young. Depends on how you see it, but the world has evolved so much. Thanks to the power of technology (or no thanks, if you are the majority of the older generation).
In terms of relationships, Usually you’ll stick or stay with someone very similar to yourself. Culture was the same so your practices made sense. Religious beliefs were usually the same, lifestyle etc etc. However, nowadays, that has changed. The beautiful thing is people are exploring different to the norm, it’s wonderful how love attracts love and not the color of your skin or the language that you speak. In saying that, this comes with a lot of unknown ground that you are probably going to have to figure out on the way. Complicated but doable as love is love but not always easy. Some things can be so similar yet most things will be worlds apart. It’s definitely not as simple as love is love but the fight for it is. The choice unlike back in the good old days is yours to make, so who you’re with is by your doing no one else’s. You probably will not get some or most things your partner nor their families do, you don’t have to, but you do have to respect it, that’s just the way they are. Embrace it, identify that it’s different and let it be. Otherwise your relationship is going to suffer. Réalise that when going in to a relationship, there is a reason your partner is the way they are. 9 times out of 10 family would have had a major influence. Appreciate your differences as much as you do your similarities. One thing hasn’t changed in time is that relationships need constant TLC, time love and care.