Married couples communicate in a myriad of ways throughout the world. Different countries have cultural norms that people conform to, and these norms directly influence how individuals in intimate relationships communicate. These norms also affect other behaviors and attitudes that significantly affect relationships.
What roles do culture and values play in healthy relationships?
People have culturally determined styles and ways of doing business acquired primarily through their national culture and their business activities. Because cultural sensitivity allows people to understand the communication and behaviour of others, it plays an important role in relationship creation and maintenance.
Why is it good to have values?
Values reflect our sense of right and wrong. They help us grow and develop. They help us create the future we want. The decisions we make every day are a reflection of our values.
How does the culture affect communication?
Culture plays an important role in shaping the style of communication. Generally, people react to how we speak rather than what we say. Culture provides its members with an implicit knowledge about how to behave in different situations and how to interpret others behavior in such situations.
How do traditions affect relationships?
Every culture affects our personal habits and preferences. In interracial relationships, personal habits might cause issues the same way they would when they are acceptable in one country but not tolerated for long in another. A lot of interracial couples mistake cultural influence for personality flaws.
Why should one form values in life?
Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience. Every individual and every organization is involved in making hundreds of decisions every day. That purpose is the satisfaction of our individual or collective (organizational) needs.
Can our values change?
Peoples values tend to change over time as well. Values that suited you as a child change as you become a young adult, form relationships and make your way in the world. There are other reasons why you might be out of touch with your values.