What is The Biggest Issue in South Asian Couples?
You mentioned these parallel lives. From what I understand, you see it even more so in Indian (South Asian) couples.
Since you’ve counseled couples from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, I’m wondering if you’ve noticed any other marital issues, without over generalizing, that tend to be more common to South Asians than non-South Asians.
Biggest Issue in South Asian Couples: Communication
A lot of them are very common amongst all cultures.
Difficulties talking about sex, money, religion and how to raise your children are very common in all cultures.
Biggest Issue in South Asian Couples: Family-Related Issues
I do see more often that Indians (South Asians) come in with more family-related issues even if they’re coming in as a couple. That can include having difficulties knowing how to raise children or dealing with in-laws and siblings where there are a lot of family dynamics that seem to affect the couple.
It’s at that point that they tend to seek counseling or educational services through MySahana.
Family dynamics tends to be one.
South Asian readers, what do you think the biggest issue in South Asian couples? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Parijat Deshpande.
The entire interview transcript is at: Parijat Deshpande Interview: A Clinical Psychologist On Indian Dating & Relationships
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