Not only does this take the pressure off, but it gives couples the opportunity to get to know each other better.6. Today, there are many courses for relationships, which can help couples resolve a variety of issues. Crohn cautions readers to be discerning consumers and to look for courses that are skills-based, time-limited and inexpensive.7. Couples typically wait until their relationship has significantly suffered to seek counseling.
Despite the assimilation of American culture, I argue that culture and religion are still a significant part of these second generation Muslims and therefore, something they value and take into account when dating.
Also, in avoiding the differences dialogue, couples might make inaccurate assumptions about their partner’s religious preferences. What are my expectations for the relationship and a prospective family? Then, talk about these cultural differences as a couple.3. Many interfaith couples will start negotiating what religion they want their kids to be, for instance, without having a clear idea of their own identity.
(Interestingly, “people tend to become more religious with age,” Crohn says.)So he urges couples to face their issues head-on. It’s common for “members of minority groups in America…to have a complicated sense of their own identity,” Crohn says. Crohn tells the story of an Italian Protestant woman who converted to Judaism.
You can learn more about psychologist and couples specialist Joel Crohn, Ph. He practices in the Los Angeles area, where he also teaches in a family medicine residency program.
He is an advocate of creating multidisciplinary “patient-centered medical homes,” where primary care physicians, mental health professionals and other health care providers collaborate in offering effective and affordable health care.