They often have quite different cultural assumptions, perceptions and beliefs concerning gender roles, child rearing, parenting, family traditions, life styles, norms
and values from those of their partner.
This is a complex situation which can be further burdened by language barriers. In a cross cultural relationship there
is ample room for misunderstandings, and often with little understanding and knowledge of how to communicate effectively. As a result both parties are left feeling frustrated, misunderstood, insecure and judged.
• Explore both your partner's and your own cultural
beliefs, assumptions, values and perceptions.
• Understand how these cultural differences cause
conflict in your relationship - and how to reduce
their conflict potential.
• Find ways to adjust to your partner's culture
without loosing your own cultural identity.
• Create your own unique "joint couple culture"
where you can both feel comfortable and content.