In every relationship people go through difficult times. Especially when two people come from different cultures and try to build something together, they can encounter a lot of misunderstandings. These can lead to confusion and hurt feelings, which can create a dynamic of unproductive, repetitive patterns that cause two people to feel disconnected.
Love and closeness are expressed differently in different cultures. Learning in depth about each other’s expectations, assumptions, hidden messages, ways each person communicates their needs can be eye opening and reliving.
As your therapist I’ll help you learn about each other’s world that is connected to your culture you grew up in. Messages you got from your parents and grandparents, people around you shaped your idea about partnership and love. Working through your differences can be a surprising process of appreciation each other’s differences which can enrich the relationship.