Living in HCMC | 2019-10-11← Back
When we’re talking about stigma and stereotypes, differences in cultural background can create confusion or shock even in a place as exposed to expats as Saigon. For family-centric Vietnam, marrying a Vietnamese partner means that you are expected to be a part of the big family. This means family parties – birthdays, death anniversaries, relatives’ weddings – and less time to enjoy romantic holidays by yourselves. The family also has the right to have a say in how your children are raised, as well as their education.
Women are expected to raise the children and take care of their husbands while men are expected to work and earn for the family. Although a lot of married couples help each other when it comes to financing the family. Furthermore, being part of the big family, you are expected to give some “contribution” whenever a family member needs help. After all, families always take care of each other in Vietnam.
For information on marriage in Vietnam go to Cross-Cultural Marriage: A Growing Trend In Vietnam