Please accept me.
I've been dating my girlfriend for almost a year now. I consider her my best friend and I'm incredibly in love with her. I can see myself spending the rest of my life with her, and I want to propose soon.
But there's a problem. I'm an Arab and Muslim. She and her family are Catholic (though she doesn't really practice the religion much). I don't think they like me very much because of my heritage and religion. Her brother is a veteran who has been deployed to Iraq, and he's always been a bit cold towards me. The rest of her family is skeptical of our relationship. Her sister is the only one who has accepted me, and even calls me her brother.
Still, it bothers me. I want to ask them if I can marry her, but I'm sure they'll say no, without even thinking twice about it.
I wish they understood that I'm not trying to take her away from them. I'm not going to force her to convert or wear a hijab. I would never let anyone hurt her. All I want to do is be able to spend the rest of my life with her. Is that too much to ask?