Cross-cultural Marriage Counseling
In the high tech world of the Silicon Valley, it’s natural to see married couples from different cultural backgrounds and countries that meet at work or social settings, specifically in Bay area, where the population is very much diverse.
While the rise in cross-cultural relationships and marriages shows that we’re becoming more accepting of diversity, a cross-cultural couple may have to work extra hard to make their marriage work.
A cross-cultural couple may encounter several problems, which includes but is not limited to:
- Conflicting cultural identities: Our thoughts, ideas, personality and behavior are shaped by the culture we grew up in. Difference in fundamental beliefs, traditions and values can be a deal breaker for some couples.
- Religious differences
- Different parenting goals and expectations: A couple sharing similar cultural beliefs is likely to have the same parenting goals. But, this may vary from one couple to another couple.
- Relationships with in-laws and extended family members: In some traditional cultures, everything is about the family. If you’re married to someone with strong family-oriented beliefs, it’s likely that they want their parents, siblings and extended family to be involved in your marital issues. Some people may find this completely unacceptable.
- Diverse life aspirations, expectations and objectives.
At the end of the day, we can’t help who we fall in love with. Marrying a person from a different culture can be an exciting, enriching experience. With love, empathy and understanding, you and your partner can overcome the challenges life throws at you. Of course, communication and adjustment are essential keys to a successful cross-cultural marriage.
Working with a marriage counselor is a great start for identifying and coping with the cultural conflicts in a long-term relationship or marriage.
If you’re searching for a competent, compassionate marriage counselor, look no further. Whether you’re tying the knot soon or have been married for ages, Azizeh E. Rezaiyan has spent years studying cross-cultural relationship and marriage issues.
As a qualified, licensed therapist, Azizeh E. Rezaiyan enables cross-cultural couples to recognize problems and communicate openly to ensure a better future. She offers comprehensive cross-cultural marriage counseling at Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling.
Azizeh E. Rezaiyan has more than two decades of experience and expertise in educating and empowering couples from dissimilar cultures to resolve their differences in a healthy manner and make a fresh start.
It takes two to make a cross-cultural marriage work. Lack of effective communication can lead to a divorce. Save your beautiful bond by reaching out to Azizeh E. Rezaiyan. She closely works with her clients, every step of the way, to make sure they receive practical solutions for their marital woes. As every couple’s relationship is unique, Azizeh E. Rezaiyan provides customized solutions that suit their specific needs and objectives.
Clients can book individual and couples counseling sessions in a safe and comfortable environment. Whatever problems you share with Azizeh E. Rezaiyan, it will be kept confidential.