My Ukrainian wife, her family and I
A western man should think reasonably when it comes to supporting his wife’s family from the Ukraine. That is the biggest tip a western man should keep in mind when it comes to sending money to his wife’s family.
A lot of Western men actually do not see a problem with sending money to their wife’s parents, and neither do I. However, when it comes to extended family or brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles then there really is no reason to help them out with money. I think a man should help out his wife’s parents when they are down on their luck.
Sometimes a man’s wife’s elderly parents live on a pittance and when this is the case, it is fine to send some support to them on a regular basis. This is perfectly normal to do and western men should do this in my opinion. However, I do not think that money should be wasted on worthless causes, such as materialistic possessions. I believe that sometimes given out money should be dealt with on a case by case basis. Parents of a man’s wife may need money for someone’s birthday or want to get their daughter a gift and these are some cases in which a man should give his wife’s parents some sort of money. Many western men even agree with this point of view.
When Ukrainian parents get older they tend to not be able to make as much money as they use to, and this is a fact. It has nothing to do with bad luck really. Sometimes the pensions are just too small and they cannot afford things that they need. Food and medicine become too costly. A man who is married should help out his Ukrainian wife’s parents when they cannot earn as much money as they did in the past. A woman who is from the Ukraine considers their parents part of her, no matter how old they are.
When a western man marries a woman from the Ukraine, then he needs to accept this and make sure that his wife’s parents are happy and being supportive. In my opinion, a man should do all he can to support his wife’s parents when they are married. When they are not married, they should only provide support when they feel it is absolutely necessary.
A man should certainly do all he can to support his bride’s parents back in the Ukraine. In my opinion, it is the right thing to do. A wife should be happy in all aspects of her life, including the life she has left behind back in the Ukraine. A man who marries a woman from the Ukraine should be prepared to support her family, as it is the right thing to do.
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