dislocation from family and culture

Why managing cultural differences may be a challenge in intimate relationships

While it can be said that each family creates its own culture - and therefore cultural differences are ubiquitous in any long-term relationship - there are special challenges when marrying someone from a culture different to our own.

Some of the commonly reported challenges are:-

* where English is one person's second language misunderstandings are more likely to occur, especially in the realm of intimate communication where we try to capture more subtle shades of meaning.

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When geography is the problem - the impact of displacement on intimate relationships

Australians love to travel overseas! We tend to do this in our twenties - see the world, and maybe meet our life partner while we're there. What happens next can be a challenge. Do we live in my partner's country, move back to Australia, or live somewhere else where neither of us are from?

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