Tag: Cultural Differences

Making the Marriage Last

When your wife first arrives in Australia, everything is exciting. It’s so nice to wake up with her next to you instead of a big patch of emptiness. You get fussed over. You get things done for you. It’s all

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Guest Post : Problems that Can Occur in the Long Term in Filipina/Western Marriages

courtesy of Ted – an old friend of mine……….. Hi Jeff, I have read your new immigration site and it seems very good. All the advice on it is of course valid and I hope potential clients will take the

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Lies and Other Family Nonsense

I believed before and I believe now that Filipina ladies in general are the finest women in the world, and if you’re lucky enough to form a loving relationship with one then you are indeed lucky. And MOST are honest

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Moving to the Philippines

We get a few of our clients and enquirers who entertaining the idea of moving to the Philippines, buy a house, start a business, and to start living the easy life. It’s not necessarily a silly idea, but it’s not

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The Age Difference and the Father/Daughter Syndrome

We meet a lot of couples. It goes with the territory, obviously. We see them in our office. We communicate with our clients by email all the time. It doesn’t take long for us to see how they relate to

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True Love and Sending Money to the Philppines

You went looking for the love of your life, didn’t you? You want to believe that she is with you purely because she loves you, right? She’s not with you for the money, is she? Despite all the stories you

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The Male Eunuch….a Victim of the Burning Bra

This is really more of a Western-stemmed cultural problem than a Filipino problem. Filipinos and Filipinas themselves have very little problem in this area, but the mentally-castrated male can have all sorts of problems. And this can and will affect

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Issues with Kids

HUGE can of worms! We all love our kids, and we take our parenting very seriously. If you have kids, or if your lady is a single mum with kids, then you will have things you need to deal with.

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Language Issues

Everyone in the Philippines (who has been to school) has been taught English. English is the second language of the country. All street sights are in English. Products in shops have labels in English. You can survive in the Philippines

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Food and Diet Issues

In Australia, we are accustomed to different foods. We are used to going out to restaurants and asking “Shall we have Chinese? Indian? Italian? Lebanese? etc etc…”. Filipinos are not. They are a bit like Australians in the 1950’s who

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