There is a tendency for counselors to believe that interracial couples are aliens that require a unique approach. This idea that interracial couples have issues that cannot be found within intraracial couples. This idea that the different skin color and our current system of white supremacy have anything to do with this couples issue.
Can outside family be a problem for interracial couples? Yes! Can outside family be a problem for intraracial couples? Yes! Can interracial couples have different financial habits? Yes! Can intraracial couples have different financial habits? Yes! Can either be unequally yoked spiritually? Yes! Can either be from different socioeconomic backgrounds? Yes! What can be said or done that cannot be directly tied to a intraracial relationship? Nothing. So when you are dealing with this interracial couple, it means that race is not the issue.
While as a white counselor or black counselor you may see race…
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