Couples make decisions daily that may have long-term impact on their marriages. It is logical, then, that developing effective decision making processes during the early years of marriage can enhance marital satisfaction over time. Of course, newly married couples are the least experienced in this kind of sound decision making. These skills are particularly important to inter-ethnic couples, who must learn to work with the divergent, though ingrained, attitudes each partner brings to the marriage.
There are five key decisions that, while vital for all marriages, are particularly important to inter-ethnic marriages.