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Mixed backgrounds

Whether for religious differences, geographic challenges or differing family expectations, more couples are opting to throw two full weddings, with two ceremonies and two receptions. About 15% of all new U.S. marriages in 2010 were between spouses of different races or ethnicities.

Couples need to be aware of the special challenges for mixed family backgrounds. Mentoring is of a different flavor as well. One needs to really take a “other person” perspective in these situations. How did they grow up, how was their home different ? holidays ? interaction with parents, living situations, etc. Here’s an interesting story for thought of how many aspects have differences.