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Old 01-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What sort of unique challenges to you think couples would face if one were a witch or wizard and one were a muggle? Do you think it would create problems or challenges for their children?
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, I definitely think it would create challenges for their children, especially in the days of Harry Potter, when the war was going on. I sort of equate it to having one parent of one race, and one parent of a completely different race. It doesn't really matter to the family itself, but if you're walking down the street, at least one person is going to look at you differently. It's sad, but true. I think the world isn't exactly ready to see mixed race couples, nor is the Wizarding world ready to see mixed-magic couples.
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Within the magical community, it is much more than just equating it to mixed race couples in the muggle world. A muggle-magic family would be extremely hard to function. Remember that muggles can't see many things that wizards can. For example, muggles can't see the Leaky Cauldron. Would that change once they marry a witch or wizard or have a magical child? If a muggle woman marries a wizard, would he have to lead her by the hand into the Leaky Cauldron or would she now be able to see it because she would then be conscious of the wizarding community.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #4 (permalink)

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I think is it different from mixed race couples and their children. It would be difficult at first, but the wizards kept going and mixing with muggles, so it wasn't that difficult. I think that if a witch or wizard marries a muggle that something happens and they become aware of the wizarding world they can see the Leaky Cauldron and things like that. Especially if muggle parents had a wizarding child. They would need to be able to travel with their child and go to Gringotts with their child and everything.
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I wonder how hard it would be for the muggle in the relationship though. I mean their whole family would have to pretty much be cut off. Either that or the wizards/witches would have to be very careful not to use magic during visits.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think that it might be hardest on the family of the Muggle because it would be a very hard concept for them to grasp. Their daughter or son or cousin or whatever married to a wizard!! It would be hard on the parents especialy. and during the war it would be very hard to wait and see if your child survived.
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i mean its alot like with inter religous marrige SOMETIMES the child is mixed up it would be the same with magical non-magical marrige the child MIGHT be confused not knowing which way is better

And if the magical spouse is hidding it then it might become a tense relationship when the child shows unique powers and gets their letter parents would be very shocked and in some ways could be verry scared for him/her self and the kid when the war between Voldamort and the muggle world is going on
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I think it would resemble an interracial marriage and probably face the same sorts of problems.

There will come to a time when a Muggle wouldn't understand the ways of a Wizard and vice versa. Not that I'm saying it won't work out or anything..

As for their children, being a half blood their muggle parent might not understand some of the problems they might go through. I believe in the Harry Potter world half of the population are half bloods, so I don't think it will effect the offsprings that much.
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I think the biggest challenge that a muggle/magical couple would face is how unbalanced the relationship would be. I mean they'd have to deal with two different kinds of currency for instance. And chores would be very one sided because the magical one would obviously do it faster but having one person do all the work, regardless of how easy it is, is not good for a realationship.

Then there's raising children. Chances are they'll be magical and therefore it would make sense that they'd be more immersed in the wizard world, but the muggle parent might still want to impart some traditions they grew up with which the whitch/wizard parent might find silly or, because of magic, unnecesssary.

I can see how that would be a very difficult relationship in the long run.

As for there being a lot of halfbloods, I think most of them have a muggle born witch/wizard for a parent as opposed to a muggle. I mean Harry was considered a halfblood because his mother was muggle born, but she was a witch.
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I think for Half-Blood children it would depend on the family. For instance, Lily Potter's sister didn't deal well with the fact that her sister married a wizard (or that she was a witch herself). But other families (like the Grangers for example) would be more accepting.

Another thought though, what about children of Squibs? How would that work out?
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It all depends on their opinions and ways they were taught.
I personally, think witches/wizards wouldn't enjoy being with a muggle because they'd rather share their lifes with a similar individual.
Muggles in the book where portrayed as ignorant and cowards to magic, which is true but not for everyone.

There is a lot of people that are open about magic and wouldn't lash off scared.
Muggles in the book seemed to be as if they were bad(uncle vernon and aunt petunia). But at the same time it's showing how society can be(looking out the window spying on the neighbors).

If the witch with muggle would be a problem and a challenge to the children?
it might be a bullying challenege but otherwise it should be just as being born from pureblood.
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I think the main problem would be understanding each other. The witch/wizard wouldn't understand a lot of muggle concepts while the muggle would need to be constantly explained to about magical concepts. This would definitely make for an interesting relationship, but as long as the two think of it in a playful sort of way that neither can really quite understand each other, it probably wouldn't be too much of a problem... until the kids come around.
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I think that there would be plenty issues about how to raise the children. For example, not sure how a muggle parent would react to the wizard parent's suggestion to let the kids fly around on brooms and play Quidditch.
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Either way I think The Muggle Families will have it hard....
They get Teased....
Like they dont belong....
And During the time of when Harry Hunts for some Horcruxes definately yes.....
It will Be very hard for the Muggles
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I imagine the muggle partner might end up feeling a bit left out. Like with quibs, or Petunia. Knowing about this fantastically Wizarding world but never being fully a part of it.
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I believe it would depend on the couple, and how tolerable their dispositions are. This discussion sort of reminds me of racial relationships, and of social differences within couples. So I will liken it to those circumstances.

I think it would raise some questions in the children, but if both parties are willing to be truthful to their children and raise them with values from both sides of the fence, then there is no reason for the relationship or the raising of the children to be overly complicated. There will always be friction in a relationship where the parties come from opposite sides of the field, but it can be overcome and even bring the couple (and the children) closer together as a family.
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I'd imagine that if the muggle in the relationship hadn't been exposed to the wizarding world prior to the union that they'd be a bit freaked...I know I would be if I hadn't had any knowledge of this prior whatsoever. =P I think perhaps if they had children they might be called a mutt or some rubbish.However,I think it'd be cool having parents on both ends of the magical spectrum.A muggle and a wizard/witch.That would be very interesting.
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I think that it wouldn't be that challenging. I mean, all they have to do is prepare them for hogwarts and then they live there for most of the year!! Of course, it would be harder on the muggle parent because they can't really understand what the other two can, and they would have to hide it from everyone they work with.

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When I read this thread, I find it interesting, that none of the seven books shows us a successful marriage between a muggle and a witch or a wizard. Most so called half-bloods are children of a pure-blood and a muggle-born, not of a witch/wizard and a muggle. As a matter of fact, Voldemort is the only true half-blood, that we get to know in the books, and his parents surely did NOT have a successful marriage. I guess such a marriage could be successful, but maybe the differences between a witch/wizard and a muggle would be to great to overcome in the long run.

Edit: Whoops, I forgot about Snape. He too was the son of a muggle father and a witch mother. But they didn't have a successful marriage either.

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Yeah, it would be hard to even get to meet a muggle person to date, let alone fall in love with. You are living in two completely different worlds, and it is hard enough keeping a relationship strong when you are in the same world!!


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I think the biggest problem that arises is if the children are mixed. Like what we saw in the DH Petunia was very jealous of Lilly.
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I can see this sort of relationship being very challenging for the couple's families mainly. For the most part the muggle in the relationship he/she would have a sort of disadvantage and the witch or wizard would try help out, but they would (presumably) not be able to tell the family the truth about anything.
I dont see as much of a problem with the children though. They would have to make sure of certain things said to other muggles but they would probably end up being witches or wizards anyways, unless one is a squib and would therefore end up going to Hogwarts or another wizarding school
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When I read this thread, I find it interesting, that none of the seven books shows us a successful marriage between a muggle and a witch or a wizard. Most so called half-bloods are children of a pure-blood and a muggle-born, not of a witch/wizard and a muggle. As a matter of fact, Voldemort is the only true half-blood, that we get to know in the books, and his parents surely did NOT have a successful marriage. I guess such a marriage could be successful, but maybe the differences between a witch/wizard and a muggle would be to great to overcome in the long run.

Edit: Whoops, I forgot about Snape. He too was the son of a muggle father and a witch mother. But they didn't have a successful marriage either.
I thought Seamus (or was it Dean) had a Muggle father and a witch mother? Remember the first film! 'Me dad's a muggle; Mam's a witch. Bit of a nasty shock for him when he found out!' His parent seem to get on well, they went to the Quidditch World Cup together didn't they?
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Hmm, yeah, I forgot about Seamus.

Dean didn't know for sure, if he was muggle-born or a half-blood, because his father had left his mother very early on, and he didn't know, if he was a wizard or not.
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Dean didn't know for sure, if he was muggle-born or a half-blood, because his father had left his mother very early on, and he didn't know, if he was a wizard or not.
Maybe it's a bit of chance, some turn out O.K (like Seamus) and others don't (like Voldemort.)
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