Interracial dating and marriage challenges

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Normally, this means that interracial or multicultural couples have a unique need to bend, flex, compromise, and accommodate to one another’s contrasting ways of looking at life.

This is especially true if a husband and wife grew up in different parts of the world.

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In future blogs, we’ll turn to same-sex couples and age-gap couples, as well as other types of diverse couples.Nationalistic, ethnic, or social pride can also drive a wedge between otherwise loving spouses.One partner may (subconsciously) feel superior because he or she grew up in a “higher” socio-economic class than the other.Or a spouse may feel owed something for having legalized the other’s citizenship through matrimony.Pride also raises its head when one spouse believes that the other’s culture or beliefs are inferior or strange, thereby discounting the other person’s importance in the relationship.

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