quote:Originally posted by ddouble:
To all the advocates of IR relationships - how do you manage the culture conflicts along with the normal gender conflicts?
Black Viking said it very well:
"Very, very carefully. It's complicated and it can go wrong very easily. ...patience and sensitivity are the key words. Patience with communication, because each person probably has vastly different styles. Sensitivity for any subject or situation where either person has no frame of reference".
IMO, it's also important to be very clear about whether each person's reactions are personality-based or cultural.
No matter what IR mix, to keep it all together, you both have to have similar values and compatabilities.