The Culture Challenge: HAITIAN wife & AMERICAN husband debate cultural differences! | Who’s right!?
Just looking at us on the surface, you might think that we both come from the same place, but the reality is that we actually have very different backgrounds and upbringings. Kothney-Issa was born (and lived in), Port-Au-Prince, Haiti until she was 7 years old. Before moving to the United States…first Florida & then Missouri. Marek on the other hand was born and raised in a working class neighborhood in Kansas City, MO.
Knowing each other since the age of 13 and now being married for nearly 6 years, some of those cultural differences are bound to surface. Today we’re diving into the discussions and debating some of the most heavily contrasted & funny ways in which we each see the world. Some of the questions include:
1. True or False: my spouse’s native language is difficult to learn?
2. How do you greet people in your household?
3. What was your families “household mantra” growing up?
4. What day was church day?
5. What was the most cooked meal in your household weekly?
6. Who owns the food on your plate?
7. In your household, did your parents approve of other adults complimenting you excessively?
8. Was it normal to get disciplined outside of your immediate household?
9. What age do kids need to leave the house?
10. Can sickness be healed with household remedies?
We hope you enjoy this video, and maybe even learn a thing or two, like the fact that Kothney-Issa speaks Haitian Creole fluently! Enjoy!
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