Here are some general pointers (which I repeat may not apply to all Brazilian women): 1) . People tend to live close to Mom and Dad, aunts and uncles. Divorce rates unfortunately are growing, so this may change. Children live with their parents until they get married.It is also a matriarchal society (although men had the power for generations, when it comes to raising kids, mothers are considered more important than fathers). That of course makes kids closer to their parents, and affects how they see their future family as well. Married people or people in committed relationships do not go out on “Boys Night Out” or “Girls Night Out” where they can flirt with other people.One cannot generalize and say that all Brazilians or Brazilian women for that mattter are the same.Brazilians differ in terms of socio-economic status, class, educational levels and ethnicity.On the other hand, there are some cultural similarities in the way people are raised.Don’t be surprised if both of you have communication problems due to upbringing differences, as well as food preferences and other habits that can cause trouble.Conversely, Brazilian relatives from the upper middle class will stay in hotels-they want privacy and comfort.15) You and her (or him, in case of an American woman with a Brazilian man) might have differences when it comes to . It is not a day to work, but a day to lounge around, go to the beach, have a barbecue by the pool, go to church (for those still brainwashed by religion or just traditional), watch soccer or Formula One races, visit with friends, go sightseeing, nap or watch movies and other leisure actitivities. It is not only the Catholic influence but also the fact that in their minds, the work week is for work, while the weekend is for pleasure and rest.
They take their kids’ side if they have arguments with their spouses and sometimes destroy marriages with their interference.
The older generation of women did not usually work outside the home.
Therefore, they expect their children to take care of them. They are also often lonely and live vicariously through their offspring.
Staying attractive is sine qua non in a culture that judges people by how they look. They see darker Brazilians as belonging to the lower social classes.
That is typical of countries that were afflicted by the horrible thing that slavery was.