What makes you tear your hair out about having a French partner. Photo: Jposh Janssen.
Top Ten: Troubles expats have with French lovers
Published: 29 Aug 2013 16:10 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Aug 2013 16:10 GMT+02:00
The French are known for being romantic, seductive and sexy, so it’s no wonder so many expats seek “l'amour” in France. But having a French lover is not always plain sailing, as our expat readers will tell you in this list of Top Ten complaints about having a French partner.
Finding love in France is the lifelong dream of many an expat who ends up on these shores.
But as our readers will confirm (most of them anonymously) having a French girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife is not always plain sailing and cultural clashes can often lead to rows, disgreements and even lengthy sulks.
After hearing our French readers complain about their expat partners in our gallery two weeks ago, now its time for foreigners to get their grievances off their chests. Read on as the expats reveal the truth about life and love with their French amoureux.
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