South Asian Marriage: Seven Tips to Prevent Divorce

Divorce is a life-altering and potentially traumatic event. For most couples who get divorced, significant time, energy and heartache were spent before coming to the decision of getting divorced. Most South Asian countries have some of the lowest divorce rates in the world. As men and women are becoming more …

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Top 9 Red Flags In Dating

Most of the time when relationships don’t work out, hindsight provides a perspective that you desperately wish you had during the relationship itself. However, that perspective is entirely possible to achieve while still dating the person if you are well informed of the most common red flags that are often …

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Breaking the Cycle of Fighting

Most couples who fight in an unhealthy manner have a common pattern in their arguments. One person says something critical which is responded to with contempt and resentment. This incites defensiveness in the original partner who continues to attack causing the second partner to mentally check out of the conversation. …

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Top 9 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in South Asians

Low self-esteem is the inability to have confidence in your own skills, achievements or personal qualities. It is different from modesty or humility in that people who are modest recognize their talents but are careful not to brag about them. People with low self-esteem tend to not even recognize their …

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South Asian Couples: Talking About Talking

He could tell that she was upset. She always walked a little harder, closed doors a little louder and would rarely look him in the eye. He could tell his anxiety was increasing as he wracked his brain trying to figure out what he had done wrong. He had to …

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South Asian Emotion: Worry Can Destroy A Relationship

Mandar’s phone rang for the third time in an hour. He rolled his eyes at it knowing it was his mother, calling to see if he was safe because of the severe thunderstorm going on outside. She was always like this from the time he was a young child. She …

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South Asian Relationships: 6 Tips to Help Her Stop Nagging

“Don’t forget to call the doctor today,” Vaishali called over her shoulder as she went to wash her hands after breakfast. Ninad was loading his cereal bowl in the dishwasher when he heard the reminder. She had already told him this what seemed like 90 times the night before. Vaishali …

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South Asian Couples: Serial Arguments Are Like Groundhog’s Day

It was a crisp fall Saturday afternoon. Anagha and Suraj were getting ready to meet some friends to see a new exhibit at the museum downtown. As they grabbed their jackets, Anagha said, “Can you be sure to try and be more social and talkative today?” “What’s that supposed to …

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South Asian Couples: An Example of Verbal Abuse

“I said cold water,” barked Shweta. “Looks like your hearing is going already.” Kishore took the glass to the freezer to add some ice. “If you don’t take pour out some water first, it’s going to spill,” she said disgustedly. “You shouldn’t even have water in the cup to begin …

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