Thai Culture and Thai Women – what’s the story?
Thai culture and Thai women. There is little doubting that Thai culture is very different to what we are more accustomed to in the west. This can, of course, put a strain on your relationship as there are likely to be frequent misunderstandings. Undoubtedly, you will have many things in common with your Thai girlfriend and as the Thais are often so friendly and welcoming, she is likely to understand the differences – so long as she doesn’t lose face!
In Thai culture, the family always come first and your Thai lady will put their wishes above yours every time. Your Thai girlfriend will even do this at times when she thinks that YOU are right. Sadly, this is something that you must learn to accept as only in the very rarest of circumstances will the outcome be any different. Connected to this is the fact that she may not have had much interaction with foreign men so doesn’t really know what is expected of her.
A point that we have already touched upon is the need for your Thai girlfriend to save face. To put that simply, if a Thai person is embarrassed in public it can cause great shame – to levels that we can’t really appreciate. This can lead to ridicule and bullying which could actually affect her social standing on a more long-term basis. This may result in your Thai girlfriend lying about this simplest of things. These lies aren’t intended to hurt you, just to ensure that she doesn’t lose face. This can be one of the hardest parts of Thai culture to fathom.
Thai girls are often very jealous and this jealousy is likely to be compounded if she lives in a city such as Pattaya. Your Thai girlfriend is likely to view ALL other Thai girls as a threat which, in some ways should be viewed as a compliment, whilst on the other hand, it can become very annoying. The relationship with your Thai girlfriend will take a lot of time and understanding from both parties in order to make the relationship work.
If you can overcome the cultural differences then you may wish to take your Thai girlfriend back to the UK for a visit. If this is your plan, she would need to obtain a UK holiday visa Thai girls often like to travel so she would be delighted if you were to invite her to go to the UK. The chances are that if your Thai girlfriend were to visit the UK, it would also strengthen your relationship as she would start to appreciate British culture more and the subtle differences. If all works out well, she may even want to marry you and move to the UK on a Thai spouse visa and indeed this is something that is becoming more common.
So, if you are looking to take your Thai girlfriend to the UK and need help with the visa, you can call us on: +66 (0)80 102 2328, +66 (0) 38 420 313 or +44 (0) 20 8133 8059, email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact us via our website.