Your relationship with a Thai Wife can be very successful if you confront key questions.
It does help when searching for that special Thai woman to understand what makes a successful relationship from those who have married Thai women. Much has been written about the pitfalls of a relation between a foreigner and a Thai wife.
One of the key problems, as in all relationships, is money. Some Thai women have an exaggerated notion of the wealth of foreign men. This is not their fault. It can lead to false expectations. It can also lead to a situation where foreign men may suspect the motivation of a Thai girlfriend or partner. Any foreigner, romantic notions of true love set apart for a moment, must understand the practical considerations of Thai women in a country where social welfare as foreigners know it does not exist. Thailand is a more traditional and patriarchal society and this has brought Thai women to respect responsible men. Is this a bad thing? Maybe the romance and hype of ‘true love’ in western society is a little overhyped? Like most things, the middle ground is the best course.
Finally, Thai society tolerates more indiscretions from males. Many Thai women see foreign partners as potentially more faithful although Thailand, like other developing countries, is in the process of developing a more modern society particularly among the emerging and well educated middle class.
To conclude, a relationship with a Thai wife has a better chance of success if you take steps to:
- Deal with money as a key issue from the outset. Involve your Thai partner, Thai wife or Thai girlfriend as much as possible. Let her understand. You may be pleasantly surprised at how capable and helpful she can be.
- Appreciate and understand the economic factor that may be involved in your relationship. Be honest and open about this.
- Treat your Thai wife, Thai partner or Thai girlfriend with the same respect and consideration as you would any lady. In fact, western men must be more considerate and polite with Thai partners who will often be dismayed at the propensity of western men to become irritated or to anger.
Many Thai women see foreign marriage or life partners as more faithful.