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On the day of their second wedding anniversary, celebrated with a trip to the cinema, the couple describes the endless mishaps that arise because of their different backgrounds.
Take the time when Alex raised his eyebrows in reaction to an amusing story told by his mother-in-law.
Such misunderstandings can be common in relationships where individuals have differing upbringings, expectations and social scripts.
According to UK-trained clinical psychologist Dr Ken Carswell, this adds an extra level of complexity within a relationship to navigate.
But in any new partnership there are hurdles to cross, including battling cultural stereotypes and dealing with pressure from eager parents wanting their children to tie the knot.
“I remember we’d been on two dates,” says 31-year-old hotel worker Stan Mackleston of the initial relationship with his wife Samean, who he met in 2008 while working in a Siem Reap guesthouse.
“The power of cultural beliefs and expectations in guiding our thinking and behaviour means that it may make this difficult, as there is the added pressure of what society thinks and says should happen,” he says.
But with Cambodia a melting pot of nationalities and cultures, many are choosing to embark on not just long-term relationships but also long-term considerations of how to meld their backgrounds and beliefs with those of their partner.
They got engaged last Christmas Eve and were due to get married just weeks after being interviewed by Asia LIFE.
“She thought he was just another barang,” Moni says.