One of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to navigating new intercultural relationships is looking for moral support in the wrong places. You confide in people who just don't understand the unique obstacles facing you, and you end up feeling judged, alienated, and misunderstood.⠀
Why does this happen in the first place?⠀
*You don't know there's a better way. You might be brand new to the world of intercultural relationships, so how can you know what sort of support it out there?⠀
*You've always done it this way. Old habits die hard. The people we've always confided in will continue to be the ones we confide in until something changes. But if those people can't understand or support your intercultural relationship, then that time may be up.⠀
*You can't find their people. There's a great big world full of people out there -- how can you find the ones who actually *get* you? Where do you even begin?