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.I’m just so thankful, every day, that I married a man who is the perfect combination of East and West. We live in a very tribal area where Americans are almost never seen.So take a break from the bar scene, crowded clubs, expensive dating services, and embarrassing blind dates.
But he also embraces the more positive things about the bedoin culture, such as how women should be treated.Not only are they responsible for us financially, but also our emotional well-being.For a woman to shed a tear and a man be the cause is shameful. Large family gatherings happened once a year during family reunion time and even that came to an abrupt halt when my grandparents died.There’s very little about him that fits into the stereotypical ‘bedoin’ mold.He’s actually more Westernized than many ‘city’ Arabs I know.Before meeting my husband he was feeling the Arabian pressure of ‘marriage’.