Race, culture, and religion have a significant influence on how we see ourselves and what we bring into our relationships.
Intercultural relationships (and interracial couples) can face unique challenges as they struggle to navigate racial, religious, and cultural differences, which are often embedded deep within our identity, and difficult to articulate. This can include challenges from extended families, experiences of prejudice and discrimination, differing parenting approaches, differences with fundamental beliefs and identity.
Couple counselling can help couples explore cultural differences to facilitate a greater understanding and acceptance of cultural experiences. It can also create a safe place to find middle ground, and negotiate a way forward based on empathy, understanding and compromise.