Get used to it, instead of complaining join him and wear his team’s t-shirt… These men grow up racing, speeding to over 200km/h like it is 80km, and complaining whenever someone is at 140km/h in front of them. Oh, and besides driving they are also crazy about technology. Why all the work if a machine can do most of it for you? Be used to the fact that probably every week you will get packages on the mail.Even if you think you didn’t order anything, someone else in your house did, and it was probably your German husband.
I write about my struggles and triumphs of being a single mom navigating through dating, finding time to travel, and writing about pretty much anything I can think of. All I have left are the memories, and the texts that come at all hours of the day and night, because now that we are apart, it is so hard to stay in sync. I'm an army brat turned country girl living in Raleigh, NC with my rambunctious three year old son.Oh yes, there is this detail that sooner or later you will learn after being married with a German: they are addicted to fixing things in the house, and their favourite store in town is a – the DIY store. Don’t worry, to make him forgive you for not opening the window you can accept to have potatoes for dinner as a side dish once again. I am sure he won’t complain, and will even think that you are finally showing the German in you that he knew it was there all along. At first you will think they will become alcoholics sometime soon, but then you will realize that what will happen is a growth on their bellies.Anyways, you might also get home, open your fridge to grab something to drink, and this is what you will find… – the German football national championship – every weekend for 10 months throughout the year, enough to make your football vocabulary impeccable. If you still don’t know why there are so many German Formula 1 drivers, wait until you are with your German husband on the . At home, they have a machine for everything: from robots that clean the house to electric toothbrushes.So forget what you’ve heard about all the Germans being cold and mean.
They have a heart, they can love deeply and intense, they are loyal and they do everything they possibly can to make their loved ones happy. I am lucky, I get to have arguments with W in my own language, sort of, because sometimes he doesn’t know the Portuguese word for what he wants to say, or I don’t remember the Portuguese word at the moment and just say it in German. We have our own language, a crazy mix of German, Portuguese and English, but what matters is that we always find a way to understand the other. Why call a professional if you already have your German husband?Since tomorrow is a special day for W and me, I figured it would be a great idea to share with you what it’s like to be married to a German.No, it’s not only about beer, potatoes and sausages…. I really, really like him, and I'm pretty sure he likes me, too! So, when I told her I was going on a date with a cute blonde German from Tinder, she insisted on tagging along. Funny aspects aside, my German husband, also my favourite travel companion, was the key to my integration in Germany.