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Over time, the reserve of a Protestant wife can seem like emotional withholding to her Jewish husband, whose openness seems intrusive to her. An Asian father may feel his children need more discipline, while his American wife thinks they have it harder than she did. A black Trinidadian man is excited about the opportunities in the United States, while his Detroit-born black girlfriend thinks he's naive about racism. The methods in Mixed Matches have helped these and many other couples approach each other compassionately, teaching them to "translate" their different styles of expression and negotiate successful resolutions. 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.
In this groundbreaking and timely new book, one of the nation's foremost experts on cross-cultural marriage shares his vast knowledge of the unique strains these couples face and helps them develop the necessary skills to make their marriages thrive. Informative and practical, Mixed Matches is an indispensable guide in today's changing cultural landscape. West Coast tour.