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… Read More Why do marriages often fail?
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. … Read More Misunderstanding in intercultural relationships.
A number of factors affect therapy outcomes, including Willingness to change; the extent of relationship problems, and the clients’ readiness to apply techniques learned during the sessions. While marriage therapy may work well for one couple, other couples may not experience such good results. Nonetheless, the following statistics can help to determine whether or… Read More Does couples therapy work?