Chapter 5: Social Relationships
In this chapter you examine three of the most important social relationships PCVs have during their tour of duty:
- relationships with host country families;
- friendships with host country people; and
- romantic relationships with host country partners.
In a sense, your entire Peace Corps experience is nothing but a series of relationships with all manner of people in a wide variety of roles. All you have learned in this workbook about culture and cultural differences is only meaningful when applied in specific situations with specific individuals. This entire book, then, is really about how to handle relationships, both social and work related.