Moving across the globe is a daunting task for most of us. This often happens when people move for a job or move because of love. The number of people that have met and gotten into a serious relationship via an online dating site is huge and often they decide to move. The transition is never easy for anyone and the couples that aren’t well prepared may suffer serious setbacks in their relationship or they may even break up.
If you are reading this article then you most likely want to move your Russian wife to your country. It is vital that you understand what you need to do in order to help her adjust better. Keep the following tips in mind at this exciting yet difficult time:
1. If Possible Take Time Off From Work
She needs something familiar around her at the beginning before she gets used to her surroundings. If you can then take a leave of absence from work and spend time with her. Show her around the neighbourhood, show what you love to do in your free time and ask what she loves to do. Show her where she can engage in her favourite pastime activities.
2. English Lessons!
Communication is absolutely key in every relationship. Unless she has a BA in English literature then suggest that she takes classes. That is a great idea for several reasons: she can make new friends and feel better about her environment if she is able to connect with people better.
3. Introduce Her to Family
If your family happens to live close by then introduce her to everyone. Also encourage her to call home and keep in touch with her own family. Another good idea is to put money aside so she can go be with her family during holidays.
4. Be Sensitive
A person that moves into a completely different environment culture wise, will definitely need moral support at the start. Set aside time when she can tell you what her concerns are and try to come up with the best solutions. Usually women don’t start working in a new country right away so check in with her if she has everything she needs.
This is similar to the last point. Communication, communication, communication. Make yourself emotionally available for her. Even if she says she is okay, just be with her. Russian women have a tough exterior but do need support like everyone else.
As a couple you are both in it together. The first few months of you having moved your Russian wife to your country will not be easy but if you support one another you will adjust well and have a happy marriage.