People from different social classes may have trouble understanding the way other classes operate.
The "New York Times" article "When Richer Weds Poorer, Money Isn't the Only Difference" describes a couple in which the lower-class husband did not fit in with people from his wealthy wife's social class -- because he was a straight shooter and she and her friends talked around issues.
Few people I spoke to reported having parents who plotted against their children’s relationships, or felt they were subject to social stigma for their cross-class relationship.
In fact, it’s usually not until meeting their in-laws that the couples themselves tend to become aware of their differences: more privileged partners spoke of the shock of walking into a house with hundreds of crystal figurines or trying to eat spam with a smile.
Although it was unlikely the two of you would end up dating, sparks flew and the rest is history.
Less privileged partners told stories of mistaking a “night sail” for a “night sale,” puzzling over how to use a dishwasher, and taking note that their in-laws prefer the theater to the rodeo.
Most couples maintained that their class differences were behind them after marriage, as they now shared a bank account, a home, and a life.
If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to remember that you are the one in the relationship -- not the other people.
Although it might take extra work to be in a partnership that is outside your comfort zone, as discussed in the Psychology Today article "How to Date Outside Your Comfort Zone," that doesn't mean that the two of you can't make it work.