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I can safely say that both “feel” more Greek even if I had to become über-Greek so to speak in an effort to keep them from going “Greek lite” as I felt holding on to Greek culture extremely important.
It was important for me that my daughters grow up Greek, but with all the benefits of feeling like empowered American women.
We have heard stories of so and so cheating on his wife for many years.
As a young girl I remember one of my father’s friends boasting,”I have had relations with hundreds of women.” I have stepped outside the Greek milieu and asked straight up Americans about what they thought of Greek men, “a–holes,” “proud” “immature”” shrewd” “good with money and business” but mostly arrogant immature “d—-“.
But the stuff of myth and legend is not far from the flesh and blood truth.
Let’s face it — Greek “boys” are spoiled, arrogant, and flagrantly unfaithful.
I have tried to replicate I them what I have hoped to accomplish in myself as a hyphenated American.
I have religiously adhered to Greek food and traditions in the home.
As women socialized in less patriarchal cultures, such as the US, this sort of double- standard becomes absolutely unacceptable. Therein lies the conflict for a Hellenic woman of the diaspora– how much does she sacrifice staying true to the traditions of her culture by marrying someone out of her cultural pool and how much does she sacrifice of her own dignity by conforming to the stereotype of the assumed Greek macho man?
In other words, do you settle for a Greek s-o-b just to keep the balance and socially more acceptable harmony of a Greek home?
If only Zeus and Hera could have had marriage counseling and taken a seat on a pillowy cloud of a couch in some marriage counselor’s office.
Perhaps they could have been the archetypes of a mutually respectful and satisfying marriage.