So, it seems the "guess who's coming to dinner
" moment will arrive
sometime around March if not sooner.
I talked with sis. Her boyfriend will be visiting from
London in March. She hasn't told our parents about him yet. About the
fact that he's black. We don't know how they're going to take it. He's
also 10 years older and has a kid from a previous marriage.
In Armenian communities, like many small tight-nit ethnic
communties, there is pressure to marry within the group. This pressure
comes mostly from the older generation who are very concerned with the
loss of culture, among many things. As everyone knows, this doesn't
always work out. Many do marry an odar (definitions:
stranger, foreigner, non-Armenian). It's not an uncommon
event. But this could be different. And it will definitely be
talk of the community when it gets out.
The two are very much in love. There is no other way to describe
it. No other description or words are necessary.
And it's a beautiful thing.
And people will give crap about it.
And there will be many who will accept it.
So come next month a lot of things will be tested.
I'm expecting the best.
Update: it turns out it wasn't a marriage. just a relationship that went wrong for him.