I’ve been a pretty lucky guy. It all has to do with the Philippines. That is where my luck came from.
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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Bob your wife is so gwapa your so.lucky like me.we have great filipinas.she has taught.me a lot like I teach her.keep up the great work and writing
Hi David, nice to hear from you. Feyma has been a wonderful wife, I could not ask for more. I hope that she feels the same about me, and I think she does. We really do have a great life together. I am happy that your relationship is working out well too.
“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.”
This almost made me LOL!
Even though my wife has been in the US since she was 6, she still holds on to a lot of the Filipino ways. There definitely has been a learning curve. The first couple years of dating was quite the eye opener..
Even after more than 31 years of marriage I still am learning things!
Hi Jeff. Glad I brightened up your day! LOL
I didn’t realize that your wife (mostly) grew up in the States. Feyma was 22 when she came to the States for the first time. Stayed here 10 years, then we moved to the Philippines for 20. As you know, in 2018 and 2019 she came back to Alaska to work.
I no longer learn something new every day, probably my life over there got me ahead of the game on learning things about the Philippines and Filipino people. LoL But, I still learn new things from time to time.
Hope you’re doing well.