The multi-cultural couple
The joining of two individuals in a relationship is one of life’s delights. It can also be a recipe for misunderstandings and the clashing of cultures. And sometimes with opinions from family… well, there are only so many cooks you can have in one kitchen! Whether you and your partner come from families with similar or different racial, ethnic, religious or financial backgrounds, thoughtfully interweaving inherited family belief systems is a journey towards greater relational contentment.
Couples therapy can be useful in times of crisis, growth or infidelity. But, couples who feel stable can also benefit from exploring their differences and commonalities, to find a stronger sense of collaboration and empathy. Through premarital counseling or the deepening of relational commitment. In essence, all relationships may benefit from supported expression and guided introspection.