Couples often come to see a therapist, wondering how to fix a problem in their marriage. Often they start their relationship expecting to face all problem together, only to find that their relationship is the biggest problem. As a matter of fact, prevention is much easier than treatment. What should couples do early […]
There are a lot of bumps on the road of marriage. Leo Tolstoy opened his novel Anna Karenina with the phrase that became the famous marriage quote: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The most fairy tales end, “and they lived happily ever […]
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. […]