Yes, I married someone from another country. No, New Zealand is not located off the coast of Africa. Yes, it is an actual marriage involving 2 people that are legitimately in love.
A few days ago a person that I know genuinely well asked me if my husband was really from New Zealand. Her question continued, does he actually live in America or is he just visiting? Of course this is paraphrased, but this little dialogue had me feeling quite annoyed.
You see, I didn't realize it but I have been keeping a little mental note of each ignorant comment I receive about this topic.
I realize that marrying someone from another country is uncommon and that there are only 4 million kiwis in this world, so it is plausible to say that some people have absolutely no clue about what my life might actually be like.
Can I just say that it is really annoying to be asked if Jason lives with me or just visits when he can.