I was reminded last night of the verse;
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Not for the reasons that you imagine either. I have been reading of late too many blogs and articles deriding and ridiculing Anglo/Turkish relationships. I know better than most that betrayal is not solely a Turkish attribute; in fact betrayal knows no boundaries. We assume that because of cultural differences and the difficulties that arise from long distance love that all liaisons between British women and Turkish men inevitably lead along a road of disappointment and heartache. The plain fact is that some of them will, however, a number and I do mean a large number, have some of the happiest and longest partnerships of any that I know. Not all Turkish men are self-serving gigolos with their eye on your bank balance and neither are all British women gullible fools.
So should your friend, sister, daughter, niece decide to pursue a relationship with someone you deem unworthy, please remember that the road that they have selected to walk is not an easy one. Of course, there will be tears and some laughter too along the way, but isn’t that the tapestry of all relationships. All of us need the support or kind word from a friend or loved one at some time in our lives, surely we are not less deserving because of those we choose to love. Hearts cannot be influenced by rational thinking and logic. So be kind, respect the choices that your friends/family make, wish them well as they would you. And just be there for them if it isn’t all they hoped it would be, because frankly that’s what good friends and family do.