Marianna Pogosyan

Born in Armenia and raised in Japan, Marianna Pogosyan has spent her life on different continents and in different languages. Her fiction explores the human psyche under the weight of multiple cultures and its resulting aftermath on one of the most basic of our desires: belonging. Currently, Marianna lives in the Netherlands where she consults international executives and their families in all matters of psychological adaptation to a life far from home. She is the author of Psychology Today’s “Between Cultures” blog.

  • Looking up at a group of hands holding champagne glasses with a chandelier lighted but unfocused in the background.
    Photo: Fardo Dopstra (Fardodopstra.com) The tradition of toast-giving has followed my family through centuries and continents. This essay tells the tale of one family’s survival and the toasts—po...

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