October 6, 2011
Mixed matches are more complicated relationships than those between people from similar backgrounds. For even when partners don’t feel a strong identification with their racial, religious, or cultural groups, they discover that their loyalty to the past goes deeper than they realized. Psychotherapist Joel Crohn has learned that how partners negotiate their cultural and religious differences is as important as what the difference are. Dr. Crohn also offers practical advice on how couples can confront prejudice and stereotypes, deal with in-laws, and help children achieve a sense of identity in a bicultural family.