I’ve more or less always been able to communicate how I’m feeling to my partner, and understood his sentiments as well.
But I’ve also learned that it’s OK to say that you don’t understand and ask them to re-phrase what they’re saying, and that’s especially the case when you’re arguing because misunderstandings can make things worse.
I’m a compulsive planner, coming from a city where you have to schedule a coffee date with someone at least two days in advance. As you can imagine, it led to quite a few arguments, especially when it came to planning trips. I eventually adapted to the Spanish lifestyle and became less compulsive in planning, and he understood that for bigger trips, we had to make reservations and plan in advance. Whatever strikes us in the moment, whether it’s taking a walk or heading to a café, we decide then and there.
Spanish men have a reputation for being incredibly romantic.
My boyfriend was an absolute gentleman–to the point where I wasn’t sure if he was interested.
Another friend of mine said she thought her boyfriend was mean at first because he barely spoke to her, but it turns out he was just incredibly shy.
It is also socially acceptable for young people to live at home until they are in a serious relationship or until they’re married.
Teaching English in the small town of Linares, Jaen wasn’t working out how I imagined it would.Related to family, the majority of Spanish guys still live at home.With an unemployment rate of 45 percent, this is understandable.When it comes to arguments, patience is always key, but even more so when you don’t share the same native language. The Spanish like to see where life takes them; they don’t limit what could happen on any given day by making strict plans.Ask them Wednesday or Thursday what they are doing on the weekend and they typically respond with, “” (“We’ll see”). Well, in mine in particular it was a bit difficult for us to overcome this huge difference between our expectations at first.And once you meet the family, you’re immediately a new member of their circle and they’re thrilled to have you. Also, it can sometimes be the case where your has nights set aside to eat with their family alone.