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Why I never married a Thai
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Hi ForumMates!

If you have been around Thailand for a while, unless you have been hiding under a rock or something, you are aware that Stickman and his blog "Stickman's Guide to Bangkok" http://www.stickmanbangkok.com/ are a Thailand institution.  Stickman has been "blogging" about Thailand long before there were actual blogs, and his collected writings represent an important contribution to cross-cultural communications and understanding.

From his website here is an article by "Arthur" should should be required reading for any newbies (and any "oldbies" as well) to Thailand. I am making this post "sticky" so that it is always on top.  It is quite long for a forum post, but well worth the time to read and digest . . . and please share your experience and tell us what you think.  ~Rex

Frim Stickman's guide to Bangkok Readers' Submissions

Why I Never Married A Thai
By Arthur

http://www.stickmanbangkok.com/Reader/reader1803.htm

Some of you (very) long-time readers of this site may remember that a few years ago Stick provided a section on his website that listed forthcoming articles. One of these was entitled



April 06, 2014, 10:00:53 AM
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Why I never married a Thai . . . Continued
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"Why I Never Married a Thai"  . . . Continued

 Now in 2005, when Thai women hear me speak Thai, I certainly don
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April 06, 2014, 10:25:22 AM
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"Why I Never Married a Thai" continued . . .

Because there was an active international student

April 06, 2014, 10:33:34 AM
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Why I never married a Thai . . . Continud
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 10:33:34 AM »
"Why I Never Married a Thai" Continued . . .

A few years ago, I met a gal that I was interested in but who soon told me that not only would I have to pay a dowry that went to her parents, while they also expected that I would be giving them something every month for as long as they lived. I asked why this was the case and how much they expected from their other children? The answer was of course most disappointing, as I was informed that because I was richer than the other potential

April 06, 2014, 10:37:17 AM
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Why I never married a Thai . . . Continued
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"Why I Never Married a Thai" . . . Continued

 In defense of many Thai women with farang spouses, though, this omission may not be the result of the wife

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Why I never married a Thai . . . Continued and concluded
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"Why I Never Married a Thai" . . . Continued and concluded

 But....back to the question I always ponder about my girlfriend:


 

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