Many of my friends are involved in some type of relationship with somebody in the Philippines. The vast majority of those who follow me are people (mostly men) who have a significant other in the Philippines. Maybe it is a girlfriend, a wife, or somebody else who is special to them.
That is also where my story starts, and I want to share it with you. I want to teach you about relationships in the Philippines. I want to tell you some things that you need to know in order to have the best possible relationship with a Filipino. I hope this will be helpful to some of you!
It all started in 1990
In 1990 I was 28 years old. I was single, had never been married, and really did not have any prospects for a girlfriend let alone a wife. I was at the age, though, where I wanted to start a family. Yes, I wanted a family, but I really had no prospects for starting one.
Somebody told me around that time about a girl in the Philippines and suggested that I might want to write letters to her, we would be penpals. It was not something I had done before, but it sounded like it might be interesting. We wrote letters back and forth for about 6 months and I decided to go and visit her.
To make a long story short, that girl became my wife. My wife’s name is Feyma, and most of the things I write about in this series of articles will be about her and our relationship. We have now been married for nearly 31 years, and still going strong. I try to do things for her, she does things for me. It is a 2-way street, and it works.
Along the way, though, I had so much to learn. I had no idea at that time how much I would need to learn to have a successful relationship with a Filipina. She was from a different country, a different culture, a completely different way of life when compared to me. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, though… boy was I wrong!
It has been a good journey, and I would not trade it for anything. In the coming weeks and months, I will be writing one article per week here about the relationship, things that I learned, and things that I think you need to learn if you want to have a successful relationship with somebody from the Philippines. I hope you will follow along with my articles!
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