Ethnocultural Factors in Marital Communication Among Intermarried Couples
Publication Date: January 1990
Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)
Author(s): Esther Perel
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 66:3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Family; Jewish Identification; Intermarriage
Intermarriage can be seen as the victory of love over tradition. Yet, the persistence of each partner's attachments to his or her cultural and religious background and its meaning and symbols influence the marriage. It is the drawing out of these meanings and attachments through marital therapy that can help the couple achieve a deeper intimacy and harmony.