Covering such topics as raising bicultural children, religion, values, male vs. We do get a lot of unkind stares and judgement from strangers, but we also get a lot of praise — more than the average same-culture couple. Sense of humor Before Taking That Big Step 1. In an intercultural relationship, your mind is continually opened to different ways of life. The Internet and e-mail connect people around the world in seconds. These strategies include assessing worldview and acculturation, creating spiritual and cultural genograms, reframing cultural challenges, collaborating with indigenous healers, inventing new rituals, and developing the advocacy role.
The author examines the impact of cultural differences on marriage and offers practical guidelines for dealing with the complexities involved. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Today we live in a world without borders, a global village. Just from overhearing them converse with their family, you can pick up on many words and pronunciation. When you marry a spouse from a different culture, you automatically have a language teacher. A case illustration provides the springboard for presenting specific pastoral care and counseling strategies that may be helpful to intercultural couples. A lot of strangers feel pride towards us because we were able to look past our differences, love each other, and bravely build a life together.
This insightful book interweaves lessons learned from others and suggests that the joys of an intercultural marriage often result from turning the challenges of crossing cultures into an opportunity for a fulfilling and lasting relationship. Mixed children look universal and can easily adapt to any culture. Learning a different cuisine has also inspired me to add more Indian spices to my Canadian recipes — thus making a unique fusion cuisine! We introduce our friends to our respective cultures by sharing our travel experiences, inviting them to festivals, and making them try new dishes. Being given the opportunity to increase self-knowledge by having to examine and define their own values, ideas, and prejudices, that is, self-growth. She also looks somewhat Latina. Your friends and family are introduced to diversity. She is very much a global citizen.
The book suggests that the joys of an intercultural marriage often result as much from overcoming the obstacles as from the adventure of crossing cultures. I fell in love with him because he was perfect for me — and he just happened to be from a completely different culture than my own. The author examines the impact of cultural differences on marriage and offers practical guidelines for dealing with the complexities involved. I don't think it's going to solve your intercultural problems but it may serve as a warning to those considering intercultural marriage. Thank you so much for writing it.
This insightful book interweaves lessons learned from others and suggests that the joys of an intercultural marriage often result from turning the challenges of crossing cultures into an opportunity for a fulfilling and lasting relationship. When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you. Love as the main marital motive 8. Spending and saving money 3. Invaluable for anyone contemplating or having already plunged into cross-border wedlock.
If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Intercultural relationships can and will change the world. The chance to learn different language s. One of the unforseen side effects of this is that it positively effects your friends, family, and community.
There is more religious or spiritual introspection. It is an amazing opportunity filled with personal growth. Immigration, study abroad, travel and multinational business have created a thriving cross-cultural community. We are the living, walking, breathing epitome of cultural differences — he is Hindu, I am Catholic; he is a strict vegetarian, I am not; he comes from a huge traditional Iyengar family, I come from a very small Canadian family. About the Author Dugan Romano has been a cross-cultural trainer and counselor for fifteen years.
Indian food is completely different when it is home cooked — it is amazing. But the experiences shared across cultures and countries do not always bridge the fundamental differences in beliefs and behaviors that span diverse cultures. A study by the cross-cultural trainer and counselor who has been interviewing intercultural couples for well over a decade and here shares this experience. People have also mistaken her as being half-Chinese. Following the customs of the land 2. This book lists lots of different areas and topics that can cause problems during an intercultural marriage.
By introducing our friends and family to other ways of life, they will subsequently learn from us and carry our stories with them to teach others. Consider premarital counseling Conclusion Practical Legal Considerations Laws of the land 1. Same-country couples are beginning to recognize the many intercultural dimensions of their own marriages. Your mind is continually opened. Covering such topics as raising bicultural children, religion, values, male vs. Many of the couples are themselves the children of intercultural couples, and their marriage to someone from another country, culture, or ethnic group is the most natural thing in the world for them. From tips on balancing cultural expectations with motherhood, features on inspiring South Asian moms to sharing perspectives on cultural norms, masalamommas provides a space to foster open conversation on all things culture and parenting.