Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Therapy Spot! On this week’s episode, I spoke with individual and relationship therapist Veronica Lax. Veronica is also the CEO of Turning Point, a center for the international and local community in Stockholm. As she grew up in both Sweden and the United States, Veronica is bilingual and offers counseling in both Swedish and English. Through her work at Turning Point, she has had lots of experience with cross cultural relationships. Veronica believes that “becoming aware of your needs and obstacles can help you make decisions that give more meaning and joy in life.”
During our time together, we discussed the challenges both partners face in a relationship where one person is Swedish and the other is not. While we focused mainly on this pairing, you can apply this lens to your own bicultural relationship. How do different cultural backgrounds affect a relationship? Listen along!