Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who is of a different nationality than you? If so, then you likely know the difficulties you two will/have come up against. To spell it out plainly: It’s no easy feat to bring your international lover (legally) to the United States. And it’s none too simple for Americans to settle abroad either. For many couples in this situation, there are two options—break up or get married. But what if you’re not ready to do either? (Or worse, what if you’re a gay couple who wants to move to a state where gay marriage isn’t recognized?) On top of that, there’s also the cultural question. Can your lover adapt to the language and lifestyle of your home? Or are you ready to become an expat yourself?
If you’ve had experience with this type of relationship, we want to hear from you! How did you make it work? (Or didn’t it?) What technical steps did you have to go through? Was it worth it?