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
Tips for intercultural couples #1 We easily assume that our loved one has similar thoughts, values, and perceptions. However, bear in mind your partner from a different culture has seen different status symbols and role models through fairy tales and movies.
He/she has grown up with different smells and spices in the kitchen, and was raised with different rules regarding respect, privacy or punctuality. A lot of tension in intercultural couples comes down to miscommunicatio