When two cultural backgrounds meet in a relationship, it can be incredibly enriching for all the parties involved. It can, however, take a lot of adjusting and many obstacles may need to be addressed and dealt with.
Culture refers to the ideas, customs and social behaviour of particular people or society. We (in this society) often think culture only refers to our ethnic background and the personal beliefs we share with our tribesmen and women. It goes way beyond that.
Culture also refers to behaviour learned during socialisation, education, travel and conversation. All the ideals about human nature come together to form an individual.
The differences in upbringing, life accustomed to and experiences can cause serious contention with couples as they get to know each other.
We get lost in translation and fail to accurately express ourselves and get frustrated when our partners do not understand us, totally negating the cultural divide and differences. Click to read more…