Cross Cultural Couples

The world we live in today has become more diverse than before thanks to the ease of travel and the connectivity of the internet. Being in a cross-cultural relationship may be fun, exciting and most definitely different but it also comes with its own unique set of challenges. 

Understanding cultural differences can be difficult and it may take more adjustment than expected. There are many internal and external factors that impact you and may leave you more susceptible to relationship difficulties. Challenges such a:  language, immigration, role expectations, traditions, homesickness, religious practices, an extended family just to name a few. 


You love your partner and have hope for your relationship. But you can't ignore the many changes you may have experienced, perhaps you have had to give up aspects of your own culture, adjust your cultural beliefs and habits or may even need to deal with extended family who is not very supportive.


With the help of therapy, couples can learn to practice cultural humility, increase their understanding and awareness, learn to be accepting towards each other's culture, overcome communication barriers, strengthen your bond, express your needs, identify cultural vs. familial vs. personal expectations and see the similarities that make you wonderfully unique.






         3880 South Bascom Ave. Ste.111

         San Jose, CA 95124


If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255.  If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.


Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate AMFT 117320 at Couples Recovery Center and is supervised by Dr. Harry Motro. Dr. Harry Motro, Marriage Counselor, is an employee of Harry Motro, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C., which is a Professional Corporation. He is Licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist MFC 53452 and authorized to act as a Psychotherapist providing Psychotherapy. He specializes in Couples Counseling.  

Couples Recovery Center provides specialized couples counseling and includes the following professionals:​ 

Bassy Lee, MA, Associate Registration Applicant -

Kate Meek, MA, AMFT #117725, APCC#7649,

Harry Motro, PsyD, LMFT #53452,

Couples Recovery Center is located at 3880 South Bascom Drive, Suite 111 San Jose, CA 95124.

The recommendations on this website do not constitute professional advice, substitute for professional treatment, or establish a therapeutic relationship.