Tips for intercultural couples # 4 To travel to your partner's home country is so important to understand what shaped her/him. In times of Covid you can do a virtual travel via GoogleMaps, skyping friends and relatives and looking at old photos. Truly immerse yourself in the culture: 🌿soak in the smells and sounds of the local market 🌿understand which items people value by visit relatives’ houses 🌿get a feel of how people get to work by using local transport In many cases
Tips for intercultural couples #3 Cultural differences influence many of your daily actions. From food preparation to the way you communicate to privacy levels. When you feel distant from your partner because you don’t understand their actions, ask yourself what is need behind them? For instance:
🌿Is my partner longing for independence?
🌿Is my partner wishing for more appreciation or respect?
🌿Is my partner needing more privacy or connection? Due to cultural differences
Tips for intercultural couples # 2 🌿In an intercultural relationship you will have different beliefs, holidays, and rituals. What I often see with clients is that in their relationship the culture of one partner dominates, for instance because the couple lives in the home country of that partner. 🌿However, if one partner’s cultural identity is not being respected and embraced, resentment easily builds. One partner might feel they are losing their identify. So, as a couple s