Culture clash. Americans are athletic, "on the surface" (what you see is what you get) and optimistic, Poles are introspective and melancholic.
All Poles are stubborn
Heh... I often tease him as "emo" or a call him Byronic or ask him why is he giving the 'santo de caro" =^_^=. And stubborn can be good. I am stubborn as well , but I use different methods that direct clashing to coax my way if the point is that strong. Plus there is always MoOlis sugestion..........
This won't change unless he really wants to (he may want to)
naaw..I like him just how he is...though he is a happier person with a lot of color to his face, now that he isn't fretting since his decision he is even hopeful (least for him). Even gained about 5 lbs ( only change I can see wanting of him-i plan to put 10 more on him >_<)
We are actually both idealistic but his pragmatic, practical, common sense and his vanward long term thinking are foil to my emotional based, excitable and often impulsive and sometimes oblivious tendencies.
Yeah, I know it isn't money; his family is upper class with a lot of professors and professionals..though opportunity to earn more money in his degree a few years is surely a sweetner LOL
While he wasn't at school he was with family..... I've overheard and witnessed some guilt trippin first hand. Not my favorite tactic, but I teethed on it's use. I'm usually just too blunt to use the typical catholic old world techniques I grew up with. I am like this: