Dear Dr. Romance: How do you handle it when you're white and your significant other is black?
If you are of different races or cultures, you have a lot to learn from each other. Depending on where you live, you may experience some negative reactions from others, and you need to learn to ignore that. If your friends or family have problems, and you really want this relationship to succeed, you have to let them know that you won't tolerate any negative comments. You can politely say, "I'm sorry it's a problem for you, but this is the person I love, and I don't want to hear negative comments about it." "Guidelines for Being Better Understood" "Couples Can Cooperate for Success" and "Keys to a Happy Relationship" all contain information you can use to improve your life together.
How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free will show you how to communicate about your relationship and your views, and how to work through relationship problems as they come up.
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