I’ve heard horror stories of cheating, abuse, and outright disrespect.
But this takes place in marriages all over the world — it’s not exclusive to the Arab man. What I do find very interesting and even a bit odd at times are those who stare.
He’s actually more Westernized than many ‘city’ Arabs I know.
In the bedoin culture men are often viewed as superior to women (by outsiders), but it’s not that way.My husband has never asked me to cover my head, my face, hands, or feet.He’s never treated me as anything less than his equal other than when it involves finances.Men are actually responsible for a woman — very different than being superior.Not only are they responsible for us financially, but also our emotional well-being.This post is my little attempt at clearing up some of the misconceptions regarding the Arab/American marriages.