How can my intercultural family celebrate holidays from both our faiths?
How do I get along with my in-laws?
How can we raise kids to be proud of both cultures?
Are the problems in my intercultural relationship the clash of cultures or the clash between how men and women see the world?
Is love enough to sustain a happy intercultural relationship?
How much compromise do I really have to make in this relationship?
If you have ever asked yourself similar questions, then you are in the right place.
Years ago, when my husband and I made the blind leap together off the cliff of life as we knew it, we landed in a spot of isolation. It was like we stood at the beginning of a dark path, with only the light of our own commitment to light our way. Some people said he’d lost his “Indian-ness,” while others criticized me for changing myself to please him and his family. I wished many days that there would be someone out there to talk to who could relate to our intercultural journey. But there was no such person for us.
Now, I am no therapist, and don’t claim to have the “right” answers, but I am here to listen to your questions and offer my two cents worth, based on my own experiences.
By posting your questions here, you can get my experienced opinion, and may do with it as you please. But by airing out these issues that sometimes fester inside us, we can also help others who read this that may be going through the same things.
If you have an issue that you really need to discuss, but do not want it out in cyberspace for all to see, you may email me. I will reply as soon as I can.
Post away!! I am eager to hear from you!