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Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships

by Harriet Cannon, M.C., LMFT, LMHC
and Rhoda Berlin, M.S., LMFT

Now available on Amazon.

Harriet Cannon and Rhoda Berlin

“Kirkus Reviews”       Featured in August 15, 2014 magazine  www.kirkusreview.com

  …”Is love really all you need?…This book mines the complexity of romantic  relationships that are a union of cultures as well as individuals…required reading for  anyone who counsels or is part of a multicultural relationship”…

Chanticleer Book Reviews     Featured in Chantireviews November 2014 

…”Travelers, educators and students going abroad, along with business people who want a better understanding of how to recognize and bridge cultural gaps would benefit from reading Mixed Blessings”…

Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships

  • Creatively describes individualist and collectivist cultures and acculturation issues that multicultural and multiethnic couples of all ages find in their relationships
  • Introduces 12 engaging stories inspired by actual couples. Each story includes insight and advice from Harriet and Berlin, who collectively have over 60 years experience as marriage and family therapists.
  • Includes a resource section with suggested readings and exercises couples can do at home or helping professionals can use when working with individuals and couples.

More Praise for Mixed Blessings

“Mixed Blessings is true to its mission of delving into the heart of the multicultural, multiethnic couples… The authors skillfully blend psycho-education and real life couple stories that go beyond just teaching, more like opening the heart…”
– T. Pfannenstiel, MD (Kansas, USA)

“I am a filmmaker who has traveled the world and lived abroad. My life has been filled with relationships with people of many cultures. My current film, Look At Us Now, Mother! delves deeply into my own ethnic culture and the challenges that I have faced. Harriet and Rhoda’s work on this topic is not only cutting edge but so needed to help our growing population of multiethnic individuals and relationships. With their combined years of work, research and wisdom we are lucky to have their knowledge passed onto us.”
– Gayle Kirschenbaum, multiple award-winning writer, producer and director of documentary films including My Nose and A Dog’s Life: A Dogamentary
www.kirschenbaumproductions.com
New York, New York

“I related to many things whilst reading Mixed Blessings. For example, I recognize I have gone through the acculturation process in working in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also realize I do a lot of cultural refueling even though I have now lived in Thailand for several years.”
– Dave, a Scot in Thailand

“Mixed Blessings addresses the intense feelings of being ‘neither/nor’ when individuals are forced to respond to the difficult question of what is considered home or “homeland”. From examples on how couples negotiate and reconcile the conflict between being loyal to their individual self hood versus the expectations of having an extended family identity to illustrating the differences in adaptation for first, second and third generation of immigrants.”
– Cristina Fandino Ed.D, an Argentine-Canadian Psychologist in Toronto, Canada