Problems in interracial dating

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Deborrah has studied love and dating for over 15 years and has appeared in numerous media outlets and is a frequent guest on 106.1 FM KMEL in San Francisco.

in Mass Communication and has written the book Sucka Free Love.

There are strategies to help you better handle what comes your way when you are in an interracial marriage.

As an interracial couple you will possibly face extra challenges in your marriage from people outside your marriage. If you want to make sure that these possible challenges don't hurt your marriage, talk about them openly with one another!

However, we are dealing with reality and reality is that others may harbor negativity about you two.

You might also run into conflict between you two when asserting your values that are based in your own racial or cultural identity.

Your partner is probably the best person to offer you solace from these external stressors.

But still, interracial romantic relationships present a whole new set of challenges.

Enduring the unkind words of disapproving family, friends, and society (including those at work) may be too much for a new couple to bear.

These people will question your motivation for pursuing a mixed-race relationship.

Have you subscribed to negative stereotypes about your own race?

A couple embarking on an interracial partnership must prepare themselves for curious stares and racist comments you have never before experienced. If you are not a strong person - mentally and emotionally - then interracial dating is best avoided.

Rather than focus on blogging about this fruitless subject, I began to think about why these are such hotbed topics to begin with.

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