Kissing when greeting

Kissing when greetingCategory: GeneralKissing when greeting
Abdullah Beritani asked 3 years ago

Myself and wife ti be are second generation EU muslims; although we are religious, we have a fair balance of an Islamic/European culture balance.
In mainland Europe, its common for males & females to kiss cheeks as a form of greeting- this is problematic for me, and not immediately an issue for her, out of fear of offending non muslims/European men.
1. are we both in the haram?
2 what is the best/islamic way to handle, if it isn’t a major haram, it is at least not good for our relationship
many thanks & Jazakom Allah Khair