Immigrants & Work Place

Immigrants & Work Place

Immigrants & Work Place

It is a reality that each society member should make money in order to continue the life. There are different resources of income; individuals either work for federal government or private companies or they have their own businesses. In all the three cases, working could be stressful. Especially in Capitalistic societies like U.S.A., where there is instability in keeping your work; earning income may become more stressful. Continue reading “Immigrants & Work Place” »

How to take care of the old parents?

How to take of the old parents?

How to take of the old parents?

There are some issues in life which are not changeable.Passing the time in the Nature causes the creature to become older. Human being because of his specific needs demands special care during elder years of his life. The issue is how these specific needs are met for each elder one. In order to answer this question, we should consider cultural background from which each person is coming from. Old people have different position across
cultures. Continue reading “How to take care of the old parents?” »

How to make balanced relationship with the In-Laws?

How to make balanced relationship with the In-Laws?

How to make balanced relationship with the In-Laws?

When a person gets married, especially in Persian culture, it means that she/he has accepted family members of his/her spouse. Marriage is not only between two individuals as couple but a strong social relationship between two families.  

Usually, people have friendly relationship with their family members. They like to continue their relationship with their family members after marriage. So generally both new groom and bride will be involved in each other family relationship. Continue reading “How to make balanced relationship with the In-Laws?” »

How to support our kids to easily pass through transition time from summer to school?

How to support our kids to easily pass through transition time from summer to school?

How to support our kids to easily pass through transition time from summer to school?

Yessssss! It is September and the time for our kids to go back to school. We as parents have enjoyed our time accompanying our children during summer time hanging out with them. It has been great opportunity for both parties to spend longer times during long days of summer and it’s the time for our kids to go back to school and officially start their studies. This transition time may be stressful for most of the kids. Every change in life brings stress to individual’s life.. Continue reading “How to support our kids to easily pass through transition time from summer to school?” »

What is average number of times that a couple has sex in a week?

What is average number of times that a couple has sex in a week?

What is average number of times that a couple has sex in a week?

Sexual relationship is part of life. Back home, what was thought to us as Persian immigrants was to ignore this part of our physical / emotional human being nature until very late in our 20s. Therefore, compare to someone who has been raised in a western country, we are truly immature. Does that mean the way we have been raised was incorrect?? Personally, I try not to compare the difference between these two types of educational style. My sole goal is just to acknowledge the differences and maybe in future posts, with help of you; dear reader, we would have a deeper discussion about that. Continue reading “What is average number of times that a couple has sex in a week?” »

Highlights of our recent visit to Iran.

Highlights of our recent visit to Iran.

Highlights of our recent visit to Iran.

In the current article, my wife and I would like to share with you; dear readers, highlights of our recent visit to Iran. The article is divided to two parts. In the first part, I will talk about my personal perspectives as a male visitor. On the second part, my wife will give you a glance of her perspectives on highlights of our trip.

In recent visit that I had to Iran one of the things  that caught my eyes was how much prices have been increased from last time I was in Iran; imagine one Kebab and Ric (Chelo kebab) is minimum 10$ , Meat 18$ per Kilo. Prices are almost identical or even more than in compare with the price of same item in U.S. With the removal of governmental subsidies Continue reading “Highlights of our recent visit to Iran.” »

Time Management

Time Management

Time Management

All of us as members of a society have equal access to Time during each day. The point which differs us from each other is how we manage time. Specifically for us; as immigrants, it is really critical to manage the time effectively. Persians are from culture in which time has not a high value. Generally, in developing countries time has lower value and importance in compare with importance of time in developed countries. In cases, where people from developing countries migrate to developed countries, it is a big issue for them to adopt to their new life style. In developed countries, the life is machinated. Most aspects of life are supervised with computerized machines. Continue reading “Time Management” »

Balancing your personal expenses and ways to save money

Balancing your personal expenses and ways to save money In this big recessionand financial hardship which everyone is talking about saving and putting off more money in your saving account, I wanted to put this post out here to help
my fellow Persian immigrants with some practical tips on what you can do to save money around your home. I have personally used some of these steps in my own household. Continue reading “Balancing your personal expenses and ways to save money” »

How long should dating/engagement last before getting married?

How long should dating/engagement last before getting married?

How long should dating/engagement last before getting married?

This is the third posts about immigration and sexual awareness .For prior posts click here.

First let’s talk about the fact that engagement and dating is again something that has been came to our culture from the Western culture. In other words, in the old days mostly a single man with his family would visit a single woman’s family and ask her parents for their daughter’s hand in marriage and usually the parents would let boy and girl to have a small private talkative session that would not normally last more than an hour. Continue reading “How long should dating/engagement last before getting married?” »