I met my husband in my late twenties. He is half Swedish and half American who is very proud of his culturally enriched Swedish origin. My heritage is Chinese Vietnamese. When I moved to the states over a decade ago, I brought with me many traditions from my home country
Interracial/Intercultural Couples’ Challenges
Marriage Counseling: Interracial Families and Positive Role Models - The Couples Expert Scottsdale
The success or failure of your marriage relationship depends on how well you handle a number of personal issues. From the relationship itself to financial decisions, children, and sex, it's important that you both know what to expect. A marriage is a commitment between two people that may have differing views on certain issues. Numerous research studies over the years have proven that talking about these things before your wedding day can significantly affect the success of a marriage. That's why premarital counseling often involves some very common, but important, questions that dive into the heart of a healthy marriage.
Interracial & intercultural Couples Counseling
Photo by Shanique Wright. Couples in interracial relationships continue to face challenges even though there has been a steady rise in interracial dating. In fact, according to a recent Pew Research Center Report , 1 in 6 newly married people are married to someone who is of a different race or ethnic background. This type of stress goes above and beyond any other relationship that did not cross the barriers of race, culture or faith.
Seeking professional help in such an intimate area of your life is not easy, but rest assured that it can make all the difference when trying to get your relationship back on track. A certain degree of pain and conflict is a common part of almost every relationship. You are not alone in this, and even if it feels like your relationship is currently suffering, I want you to know that there is still hope, and that with a bit of help and guidance, you and your partner can come through this experience stronger than ever. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Interracial Couples Counseling, I lead open conversations that help you truly hear each other, and resolve the underlying issues keeping you apart.