We’d like to interrupt the interviews this week to recommend a post on cross-cultural couples over on Expat Harem.

It talks about some of the difficulties faced by cross-cultural marriages, but also their power to build links and create understanding between different cultures:

If marriage is the smallest unit of a community, then cross-cultural couples are ambassadors, peace-makers, and change-agents.

Living with a partner from another country or background, every day provides an opportunity to learn something about how people from other cultures see the world.

And as we’ve seen in so many of the stories on these pages, it doesn’t stop with the couple. Often family and friends also become part of the adventure! Who can say where the ripples end?

Read more:
Meet Özlem and Javier: interview with a cross-cultural couple
Why Italians don’t use towels
Dinner with the in-laws in Chile
Immigrants and expats: citizens of the world

About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.