#AskBritishHusbands: How Were You Received into Your Foreign Wives Families?

Meeting the family of your partner for the very first time can be extremely daunting – and even more so when there is a cultural or language barrier between you. Both Chris and Joe have married into families outside of the UK – my family is from the US and Chantelle’s is from South Africa.

Meeting Your Wife’s Family

In this video they discuss how they were received into those respective families, as well as some of the challenges that they each had to overcome. Fortunately, both families were very accepting of them – but it was still quite an adjustment that had to be made.

My family, for example, thought it was funny that Chris was from the UK and so decked out our house with both British and American flags for his arrival. Then, meeting extended family (which can be fairly overwhelming) was the next step. Both Chris and Joe fared well with this and managed to bond with our families over similarities and discovering new differences alike.

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What Is ‘Ask British Husbands’?

This is the second episode in our #AskBritishHusbands series. In these videos, the British husbands of expats discuss what it’s like to date/marry a foreigner, cultural differences and more. By talking to a range of people in the UK, we hope you’ll get a great sense of what life is like and what to expect if you’re in an international relationship. To watch previous episodes, check out our full playlist here.

If you have a question you would like us to answer in a future episode, leave it in the comments below! Alternatively, send your questions to us on Twitter using our handle @ilovemybrit and using the hashtag #AskBritishHusbands.



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Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI). She has been training dogs professionally since 2007, and is the Head Coach for Dogs Trust Dog School Nottinghamshire. She met Chris on a trip to England in 2013, Married him on New Year's Eve - celebrating 2016 as husband and wife!