Yeah, I can totally relate. I am from the Dominican Republic and my boyfriend is from Germany. I am used to a very open minded and tolerant level of contact, but he isn't. At the beginning, when we weren't together, one day I tried to help him fold his shirt and he reacted so abruptly, I thought he didn't like me. Now we've been together for 4 years and it has been a journey of mutual learning and accepting.