We are a married American Russian couple living in the USA. But to be more specific we are an American Ukrainian couple. My wife has traits that are similar to Russian Women, but she prefers to consider herself Ukrainian.
If you are in a relationship with a Russian Woman or maybe thinking about starting a relationship with a Russian Woman, then you are in for quite a journey.
Back when I was thinking of starting a relationship abroad, I did not really know what to expect. Nor did I know how to go about meeting someone from another country. I was not really knowledgeable of the culture difference. The only difference I notice was the physical traits between a Russian Woman and an American Woman. They looked different.
In the beginning I was out of my element. Dating in the Ukraine or Russia is a lot different that in the U.S.A. I did have friends that were Russian and Ukrainian, but there were already Americanized and really did not prepare me for my international experience.
My trip to the Ukraine taught me a lot about how a Russian woman responds to a man that is courting her.The little things that Americans take for granted like kissing, hugging and just holding hands is not really appropriate in the beginning of the relationship.
I was surprised to learn all this and actually missed being able to express this type of warmth with the woman that would later become my wife. Unfortunately for me, great conversation was all that was made available.
A myth that was quickly dismissed was Russian Women are submissive to their boyfriends or husbands. They are quite the opposite, but in a good way. They are respectful, but also has a mind of her own. I quickly learned how wrong I was to believe in this myths.
A man may learn this even more so when he brings his fiance home to the USA. Yet even with the dis-proven myth, her resolve and dedication to the marriage and you are two things that you will want to hear from her. The best intentions of the family are always in her mind and heart.
The journey in the pursuit of a Russian Woman's heart can be trying at times. It takes a lot of patience and understanding. You will experience that part of the relationship once you fill out the K1 Visa application to bring her home to you. The process can be tiring at times and long, but well worth the effort.
Lastly I learned that if you can win a Russian woman's heart, she will be forever yours. There is something almost magical about falling in love with a Russian Woman. Their beauty does not stop at just the outside, but actually travels from the heart outward. It is that inner beauty which keeps the relationship and marriage bond strong and healthy.
Work on building the relationship between just the two of you. Don't try to grow the family until you are stable and settled in your new lives together. Often times building the family too soon can lead a lack of focus on each other. The process of bringing your fiance through the K1 Visa process takes some effort on both your parts. Once you are through with that effort, you will need to go through the Permanent Non Immigrant Status Change. That is another effort that will take some energy. First focus on yourselves and get settled before you focus on moving forward with starting a family together. It will be worth the wait.