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The German customs my partner taught me to embrace

Traveling to where my partner grew up helped me better understand him

When I first met my partner, I noticed he did a lot of things differently than me. Many of his social habits and expectations varied from mine. Over time, though, I learned that a lot of his routines had come from growing up in Germany. And while Germany is a large country with many different cultural traditions, traveling there over the years has helped me to better understand some of the things he grew up with.