WOMAN WILL NEVER BE GREEK ENOUGH FOR HUSBAND'S FAMILY
I married a Greek man whose family never accepted me. Being young andnaive, I tried everything to fit in,converting from Catholicism to the GreekOrthodox faith, attending all family functions, including them in our lives. Itwas never enough.
My husband and I traveled to Crete with his family to visit his relativesthere, and some extended family members refused to share the dinner table withme because I was not Greek. One of those family members was a priest!
Our daughter, "Athena," was born four years later. What broke the camel'sback for me was a Christmas dinner when she was 6. My father-in-law gave cardswith $100 to all the grandchildren of Greek heritage. Athena received nothingand cried for hours wanting to know why her grandfather didn't love her. Myhusband just
tried to stay neutral.
Abby, how far should someone have to go to fit in with their husband’sfamily?
-- IRISH AGAIN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE