Intercultural Marriage: Promises and Pitfalls (Paperback)
An insightful look at the stresses and challenges of intercultural relationships - from one who has been there.Today we live in a world without borders, a global village. Distance no longer defines who we meet, fall in love with or marry. The Internet and e-mail connect people around the world in seconds. Immigration, study abroad, travel and multinational business have created a thriving cross-cultural community. But the experiences shared across cultures and countries do not always bridge the fundamental differences in beliefs and behaviors that span diverse cultures.
In Intercultural Marriage, Dugan Romano delivers a "reality check" for anyone already in, or contemplating, an intercultural marriage. This insightful book interweaves lessons learned from others and suggests that the joys of an intercultural marriage often result from turning the challenges of crossing cultures into an opportunity for a fulfilling and lasting relationship.
Now in its third edition, Intercultural Marriage examines the impact of cultural differences in marriage and offers practical guidelines on how to deal with the complexities they bring to a partnership. Covering such topics as raising bicultural children, religion, values, male vs. female roles, sex and social class, Romano continues to give voice to hundreds of couples she has interviewed and followed for over a decade.
About the Author
Dugan Romano has been a cross-cultural trainer and counselor for fifteen years. She has personal experience in an intercultural marriage, and has worked extensively as a journalist for Glamour and the Rome Daily American. She lives in Washington, DC.
Invaluable for anyone contemplating or having already plunged into cross-border wedlock.—Richard Richter, founding president of Radio Free Asia
If you are thinking about marrying someone from another culture, or have a friend or family member doing so, this book should be required reading.—Chester Gillis, professor of Theology and Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies, Georgetown University
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