These relationships traditionally included godparents and godchildren, too.
Family gatherings were, in good times, opportunities for socializing, but these relationships also provided a network to turn to in times of trouble or need.
However newly-married couples were also expected to maintain close family ties with their parents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members.In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, together with further waves of Portuguese colonization, Italians, Spaniards, Germans, Levantine Arabs, Nipponics, Poles, Helvetians and Ukrainians settled in Brazil, playing an important role in its culture as it started to shape a multicultural and multiethnic society.As consequence of three centuries of colonization by the Portuguese empire, the core of Brazilian culture is derived from the culture of Portugal.I lived in Paris, in Sweden, and in Washington state for a while. I don't know if it's an American thing or if this is just specific to New York, but the dating scene here often feels like an actual market where people try goods (several at once) and decide which one is best fitted to their needs and expectations. It feels way more organic and spontaneous in France, but that could also just be an illusion. You can find, theoretically, someone and get in the groove of things and just start dating naturally, but the talk still always happens — nothing is ever assumed. The talk is done nevertheless but just to know if you should move on or not. I think if you're dating someone for more than a few weeks, then maybe some clearer "erm, hey, are we making this a thing? British people are too awkward to have an "exclusivity talk" — I almost never hear my friends say they've had to have that talk.I've been living in New York City for two and a half years. Juliane Leopold: I'm the founding editor of Buzz Feed Germany. Jenna Guillaume: I'm a senior editor for Buzz Feed in Australia. Then, they have a very reasonable talk to establish that they're both interested in the other the same way. Juliane: In Germany, it's similar to France and different from the U. Having said that, I think British people do eventually try and figure out whether it's exclusive or not, they just don't outright say, "Are we exclusive?