As a Filipina, I want to give you my opinion on why a Filipina makes a great wife and companion.
It is human nature to present ourselves in a way that people will be able to see or notice us remarkably. We dress, act, eat, walk, talk, and so on depending on the impression we want to leave to others. Thus, we almost always rely on the saying “a first impression lasts” and similar to any other character presentation, either on real time acquaintances or virtual match making, we at all times put our best foot forward. And because of this, questions arise, “what do you know about the Philippine women?” or “How do you find them?”
Talking about Philippine women, I bet you always have nice words to say. Apart from being so romantic, affectionate and compassionate, the top three best attributes of Filipinas are being truthful, faithful and above all, the “family comes first” attitude. Generally, women, not just the Filipinas, love romance. Thus, women can be romantic in conjunction with being affectionate and compassionate.
Yet, you can barely find a woman who is dependable. In this sophisticated era, majority of the women, especially in highly urbanized countries are becoming liberated. Hence, women try to find equality and follow their own aspirations and desires. Given this fact, women nowadays are seldom seen in their home, making their marital relationships grow cold.
I am not saying that we, Filipinas are thoughtless and imprudent when it comes to our dreams and aspiration. But it is just innate in us that we are always there for our partners, or for those who are married, for their spouses. Women in the Philippines are basically dependable in most extents. Filipinas are armed with distinct characteristics making it possible to simultaneously manage their marriage lives, family and career.
As what I have said, Filipinas are faithful. This certain attribute is hard to explain in a way, so I need to cite a concrete example in which sad realities will be exposed, but in order for me to justify my claim, that Filipinas are definitely faithful, I have to disclose this one.
I have known a lot of Filipina friends who still managed to sustain their marriage despite the fact that their husbands are not worthy of their faithfulness. Not all married individuals in the Philippines enjoy a happy and satisfying married life and to be fair, unhappy and uncontended married individuals are found everywhere on earth, there are countless of married couple who suffer dysfunctional relationship. However, women will then think about getting out of that awful and dying relationship.
It is not really because divorce in the Philippines is outlawed, leaving Filipinas with no choice but to stick around their husbands. Even Filipinas living in other countries who happen to marry foreigners or even Filipino men, who are obnoxious and rude, they still managed to stay and pursued in trying to work out their marriage. Despite the fact that this attribute has a disadvantage in their part, still, it is very admirable.
Filipinas are family-oriented, grounded with the importance of close family ties and family values. And the person greatly responsible for this is the “mother” of each of the Filipino families. Our mothers indeed play a very crucial role in molding our characters, passing on the Filipino values and customs to us – their daughters.
Filipinas are trained and taught how to become a good wife. Taking care of the family, serving the husband, raising the kids and taking care of the house are some of the many values imparted to every Filipina. They bring warmth in their own home, thus they are referred to as the “light” that illuminates the entire house. For without them, life would be as dark as the moonless night.
In short, women in the Philippines really appreciate the value of family and the obligations accompanying it. They believe in the sacredness and wholeness of the family, and that their duty never ends. As a matter of fact, children who are 18 years old and above still are living with their parents, unlike other countries. Filipina mothers are very much close to their children. And as a wife, she makes certain that her husband has everything he needs prior to going to work, and by the time he comes home, his food will be served. Filipinas make certain that her family is well pampered by her.