On March 7th, members and guests were treated to a fantastic presentation by Jamie Müller on the subject of intercultural marriage. In the discussion at the end it quickly became apparent that all kinds of marriages qualify as intercultural and face similar challenges.
For those of you who missed her talk or wanted some notes, Jamie has given us this link which includes scans of her flip charts. She suggested Expat Bookshop as a great place to get books on the subject and had the following book recommendations:
Intercultural Marriage: Promises and Pitfalls by Dugan Romano
A Moveable Marriage: Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking It by Robin Pascoe
The Globalisation of Love – A Book about Multicultural Romance and Marriage by Wendy Williams
Laptop Entrepreneur: How to Make a Living Anywhere in the World by Nick Snelling
Turning Points: 25 Inspiring Stories from Women Entrepreneurs by Kate Cobb
Children of intercultural marriages:
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock
Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On-Demand World by Robin Pascoe
Jamie is the owner and founder of Caterpillar Spirit, a Stuttgart-based intercultural coaching and training company, and has been a member of the IWC Stuttgart since 2006.