The purpose of this study is to understand the life experiences of male spouses in international marriages. Data were collected from 8 Korean men who were husbands in international marriages via in-depth interviews, and issues were categorized according to Mandelbaum`s (1973) analytic framework. For international marriage, the concepts studied here were < the ``exhausted saltmaker`` >, dimensions of life consisting of ``in the blazing sun and, early life``, ``exhausted saltmaker, and the market of marriage``, ``draw water, and from a distance``. The experience of married life, consisted of ``windy, not easy to adapt``, ``sunlight, a position of hot and warm-hearted head of household``, ``one`s sea, family of each other``, and ``master the seawater``. The adaptation of married life, consisted of ``more sweet more sour, flexible eyes of life``, ``detailed crystal, relation network``, ``my salt-pond, open and close``, ``sweat, couple`s affection``, and ``cultivating, active position``. Based on the survey findings, we make suggestions for social work practices and policies.