Mixed marriage is not only about love, it's about the whole package you can get from it. People involved in it get a shortcut to blend into the mainstream, which brings them huge advantages to advance their career, especially in corporations, the language and culture advantages.
The culture conflict(冲突), however, poses a serious problem, which becomes a sturnbling block(绊脚石) in the way. But among the various solutions to the problem, the interracial(不同种族间的) marriage has its own benefits. With a couple from different countries bound together in wedlock, they could improve their understanding of the history, culture, and customs of each other's countries. They might leam some advantages from each other's cultures, consequently, creating a harmonious family.
Additionally, since some couples have different language backgrounds, their children could be bilingual(双语的). When they grow up, it will bring an undeniable(不可否认的) benefit to them, especially, in their career lives.
Culture shock is a big problem.
Although a mixed marriage may seem as dreamily beautiful as a fairy tale, the tale is often based more on romantic imagination rather than reality. Different cultures，tastes, life experiences, eating and living habits like strong waves, may wash the dream away as soon as the weather becomes stormly.
Asian cultures prefer the solidarity within the family. People tend to be interdependent and supportive. In contrast, western culture is rooted in individualism. The Chinese are often rudely disillusioned
(大失所望的) by such discoveries after marriage.
Many people enjoy a relatively high social position in their homeland. When living abroad , their glorious(辉煌的)past is long gone. They often indulge themselves in recalling their happy past and feelings of resentment arise. These ill feelings are another major source of tension in marriage.