A common theme for intercultural relationships is the  discrepancy of  identity status, that creates a distance between partners. This can stay invisible to the partner who lives within his cultural group and  sees  each situation applying his/her cultural code.

             If you and your partner  or spouse are from different cultures, it is inevitable that you will  face many misunderstandings and frustrations.          The most critical  cultural differences  have to do with  ideas, concepts, values, and assumptions about life.               […]