Are you a Texas man interested in dating, and possibly marrying, a Russian woman? You're not alone. Many fellows in the Lone Star State are attracted to the beauty and charms of Russian women. With that in mind, here are a few tips for helping a Russian woman adjust to life in her new state.
Help Her Learn English
First, if your lady has trouble speaking English, get her lessons and do everything you can to support her attempts to learn the language. This is true no matter where you live, be it Texas or Toronto. Conventional wisdom says one of the best ways to learn another language is to watch foreign TV shows, so why not put on a Texas-themed movie or program? She’ll learn a little more about her new state and hopefully pick up a little slang. Depending on where you live, it might also be helpful to teach your lady basic Spanish.
Share the Charms of Texas
Next, try to educate your bride about her new home. While you don’t have to give a detailed history, it might be helpful to share a brief overview of Texas – where it is, how many people live there, major cities, state culture, etc. It might also be fun to do stereotypically Texas things like visit a dude ranch, go to a country bar, eat barbecue, or attend a rodeo. In other words, show her all the unique fun Texas has to offer. Your new wife will likely love many of the state’s attractions, but don’t be offended if there’s something she doesn’t care for.
Teach Her to Drive
You’ll also want to teach your new wife how to drive or send her to driving school. Though some of the larger cities may have public transportation, it never hurts to know how to drive. This is especially true in Texas where things tend to be spread out.
Finally, while it’s important that your new wife assimilate to life in America, she may find comfort associating with other Russians. Many cities have organizations catering to men and women from the Soviet Union. Here are a few links you may find helpful.
RusUSA – Informational guide for Russians living in America
Our Texas - Russian newspaper in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin
InterNations – Russians in Dallas
Russian Austin – Russians in Austin
InterNations – Russians in Houston
San Antonio Russian Meetup - Russians in San Antonio
Texas is a unique state with lots of character. With the proper love and support, you're Russian bride is sure to love her new home. However, adjusting to life in a new country takes time, so be patient and understanding.
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