Being a single parent is anything but easy. Depending on what the divorce settlement says, most of the responsibility usually falls on the parent who has custody. This parent has the tough job of being both a mother and father to their kids.
Parenting is stressful and it becomes exponentially harder for those who are doing it on their own. Single parents often experience parental burnout; they begin feeling detached from their kids and doubt their abilities.
If you’re a single parent who’s struggling, use these tips to help you out:
Deciding where to spend the holidays and what school to send your kids are things all families deal with. Now if you add the complexity of interfaith marriage in the mix, things get a lot more complicated.
Making decisions about how to raise your kids become incredibly complex when both parents have different faiths or disagree on the existence of a higher power.
According to Pew Research Center, 39% of Americans who got married after 2010 had spouses of different faiths; before the 1960s, only 19% of couples in the US married into another faith.
While the idea of putting differences aside and prioritizing their love for each other is commendable, many interfaith couples admit that raising children in such marriages can be quite a challenge.
If you’re raising a child in an interfaith marriage, these tips can help:
So you thought love will conquer all and your marriage will be a piece of cake? You couldn’t be more wrong. Marriage is always tough; it’s a combination of a lot of compromises—and some sacrifice too.
Cross-cultural marriages are a lot harder than conventional marriages. Couples often don’t realize the influence cultural background has on their individual personalities and expectations; they often go into their marriage unprepared for what’s to come.
Couples that acknowledge their differences beforehand have a better chance of having a successful marriage.
Here are some relationship problems cross-cultural couples struggle with:
Having cheated on the love of your life can be emotionally devastating. If you really feel guilty about it and are willing to give your relationship another chance and here’s how you can rebuild the lost trust.
As strong as your bond may be, outsiders have a way of influencing your cross-cultural marriage in all the wrong ways. While you may be able to look past each other’s differences, your loved ones may not.
Sometimes, the troubles in a cross-cultural marriage aren’t a result of external forces, but due to your disappointments. Disappointments happen when you have expectations.
Whether your goal is to find a new sense of value in your motives and abilities; or to use couples therapy to improve communication between yourself and your spouse, I can help start the healing process.