The secret of mastering a mixed-culture marriage [The Culture Guy Podcast]

Carmen Ring explains why tolerance will only get you through the first year of an intercultural relationship

carmen-ring-6Born in Ploiești, Romania – at a time when the Iron Curtain was still closed and her country was governed under the dictatorship rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu – Carmen now lives in New York State with her American husband and their toddler son.

During her school years Carmen applied for scholarships for study abroad programs which allowed her to travel and took her to France, the Netherlands, and Germany. Today, she speaks seven languages and operates a translation and interpretation service, Best Interpreting, which has been helping entrepreneurs around the world to get visibility on international markets by getting their message across the language barrier.

Mastering a mixed-culture marriage

During her interview with Christian Carmen shares several nuggets of wisdom from her experience of living in an intercultural relationship. Her husband, who unlike Carmen is of Jewish faith, hails from the United States and together they’ve experienced their share of misunderstandings.
Carmen’s rule No.1 for making a mixed-culture marriage work: “Simply being tolerant of each other’s differences is not enough. You need to be excited about your partner’s differences! Tolerance will only get you through the first year.”

As a special offer for listeners of this episode, Carmen is granting you a complimentary 30-minute consultation. If you would like to find out how to internationalize your business and prepare your materials and online presence for foreign language markets, talk to Carmen! Also, make sure to visit her website.

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