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Causes of Friction in Multicultural Relationships

It’s normal for couples to have arguments for various reasons from time to time in their relationships. However some things can be bigger sources of problems than others. All relationships are different; however these causes can build friction between even the most committed people. . Many things can cause this friction in a multicultural relationship such as, different cultures, religious beliefs, and difference in age. The different cultures in a relationship can cause many problems between two people. For example, some cultures require the acceptance of family for marriage or have restriction on having children. As people work on challenging this kind of problems in a relationship, they will have to support each other to stay with an effort, even when it feels discouraging. People will have to resist the efforts of those who use divide-and-conquer techniques—putting one cultural group against another. For example, in an Indian culture it is normal to live with and take care of parents after marriage, whereas in American culture the couple usually lives independently without parents in the same house. Each one of us can build relationships and friendships around ourselves that provide us with the necessary strength to learn about other people’s cultures. Even if the people do not know who their ancestors are or what their heritage is, they could have multiple backgrounds and affect their relationship. Becoming aware of peoples different culture and identities can help the people to understand what it might be like to belong to a cultural group. Religious beliefs can also play a very important role in how couples interact and communicate with each other. Sometimes in a relationship, one person has a different religion than the other, or other times one person from both sides of the family has a different religion from everyone else. The problem can start in the relationship with one family going to different church on differ...

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