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Being in an interracial marriage has different challenges. Although most of these challenges are minor, possible cultural difference that arise, I don’t mind these ones. It’s the outside ones that bother me most. My first marriage was not interracial, and not once while I had been out with my boyfriend, fiance, or husband, depending on the time of our relationship, did we get questioned if we were together. Even with a ten year age difference, people didn’t notice the age difference as much as they notice the race difference. With my new husband, who is a different race than me, we get asked more times than not if we are together. Especially when eating out, it never fails, “separate checks?. It discourages me that people won’t assume we are together, people won’t assume we are married, people won’t assume we are family simply because of race.

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