Four months into my big move to Spain I was wondering if I would last the whole year.Teaching English in the small town of Linares, Jaen wasn’t working out how I imagined it would.
Another friend of mine said she thought her boyfriend was mean at first because he barely spoke to her, but it turns out he was just incredibly shy.
And once you meet the family, you’re immediately a new member of their circle and they’re thrilled to have you. Also, it can sometimes be the case where your has nights set aside to eat with their family alone.
Don’t be offended if his Monday or Tuesday night is always booked for family dinners and he has to meet up with you after.
I’ve more or less always been able to communicate how I’m feeling to my partner, and understood his sentiments as well.
But I’ve also learned that it’s OK to say that you don’t understand and ask them to re-phrase what they’re saying, and that’s especially the case when you’re arguing because misunderstandings can make things worse.