Engaged and Underage

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Engaged and Underage
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Fri, 06-01-2012 - 5:19pm

I know this is an older show that was on MTV, but I just discovered it last weekend on Hulu.  I think it aired back in 2008.  One couple was a Mexican-American girl and an African-American boy.  I was really surprised that both of their families was so against their relationship.  At one point in the show, the boy's father muttered, "If I could choose, she'd be black."  The girl's mother was crying and saying that her choice to marry outside her race was like a slap in the face.

How did your family (and his) handle your decision to marry?

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 4:14am

My dad knew before I knew  and my mum didnt care, which is normal.   His mum got silent for the first time in ages and his father asked for another whisky and that was it.   Since we are not young  and we have done our share of living , I think they all trusted our judgement.