But he also embraces the more positive things about the bedoin culture, such as how women should be treated.
Having a husband like this has taught me to want very little as it’s far more important to me that he lives a stress free life and never goes without anything. I don’t have to ask his ‘permission’ to do anything, nor does he ask mine.
But out of respect for one another we ensure the other is always comfortable.
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.
When we venture into the city or the malls no one even takes a second look.
I experience things in Kuwait I doubt many other Americans do… I wish I could say my life resembles every Westerner married to an Arab but I know that’s not the case.
Every situation is unique and some are better than others.Many people have asked me what it’s like being an American woman married to an Arab man.Some even ‘warned’ me before making the decision to get married.They accept I need a fork to eat my meals and they’ve always accommodated me without making me feel awkward.I’m never left out of family events and they even go out of their way to embrace things from my culture.In his culture men have an obligation to truly take care of their wives.