Are you in an Australian Filipina relationship? Do you want it to last, or slowly dissolve into misery and loneliness? The key is communication! Communication is how you and your Filipina lady understand each other, and you really do need to be understood.
This is going to be a work in progress, and no one should expect instant success. You have the partner visa and she's settling into life in Australia, but cross-cultural relationships can make for misunderstandings as can two people still getting used to each other. Filipinos are not known for open communication, self-examination and discussion about relationship problems. You can expect passive-aggressive behaviour, silent-treatment and of course the dreaded tampo. Filipinos are not accustomed to being confronted or to discussion about personal feelings.
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The purpose of communication is to get what's in your head into the other person's head intact, so that they understand you and "get you". This is essential for your happiness and the longevity of your marriage. This takes work and patience.
Jeff Harvie is a Registered Migration Agent with Down Under Visa, the premier Australian migration agency practice in Manila who specialise in partner visas, tourist visas and family visas for Australian Filipina couples. Jeff has had over 20 years experience with the Philippines and with Filipino culture especially as it relates to Australian culture.
Down Under Visa can help with onshore partner visas, offshore partner visas, prospective marriage visas, fiancee visas, spouse visas, de facto visas, tourist visas, visitor visas and Citizenship by Descent applications.