When Two Cultures Collide: Do you Hold on or Let Go of The Relationship?

A question this article may have the answers.

Judith Uusi-Hakimo


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When two cultures collide, there are often solid arguments for whether or not to save the relationship.

Some may argue that it is essential to maintain cultural traditions and values to preserve the individual’s identity.

While others may say that having a functional and happy relationship is more important than clinging to cultural traditions that may be harmful or no longer relevant.

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to save a relationship compromised by cultural differences.

Some of these factors may include the following:

1) The importance of the culture in question to the individual or group.

2) The severity of the conflict between the cultures.

3) The history of the relationship.

4) The willingness and ability of both parties to compromise.

5) The impact of the conflict on the individuals involved.

A person’s culture is integral to their identity and can provide a sense of belonging and shared values. When two cultures collide, it can be challenging to maintain the relationship if one’s culture is causing trouble.

There are many reasons why it might be worth saving the relationship if one’s culture is causing a problem. However, there are also reasons why you should let it go, especially when it causes resentment, anger, and hurt feelings.

On the contrary, cultural differences can add spice to a relationship and provide new perspectives and opportunities for learning.

When two people come from different backgrounds, they can learn much from each other, and shared cultural experiences can create a strong bond between them.

Although cultural differences can sometimes lead to conflict. However, this conflict can be constructive, forcing people to examine their beliefs and values.

It can often lead to a more diverse and exciting relationship. Remember that we’re all individuals, and not all members of a particular culture…



Judith Uusi-Hakimo

A Nurse by profession. A mother of three and a wife of one. A storyteller and an aspiring writer.