I get a number of emails from American women asking advice about their Arab men. Some of the men are Arab but born and raised in America. And don’t ask to look through the one you DO know about… You’ll need to tell him where you’re going, with whom, and approximately how long you expect to be gone. 1-9 above still apply and perhaps seem even more frequent. You’re more than likely going to meet male cousins and maybe a brother or two. Some of the women who write are working in Kuwait and dating a Kuwaiti. And during this time you’re expected to call him (though he’s not going to answer) and send endless text messages. Don’t ask me how, but Arab men are masters at turning things around. it’s ‘disrespectful’ and you’ll be accused of behaving like a man. If he’s not comfortable with your answers he’ll simply drive you himself. At the same time I don't see why I should be mug and put up with other people's kids.I feel like I am watched all the time and when I do give other kids a telling off I am the one in the wrong and the parents see that their children have done no wrong and we go down the not talking and dirty looks road for a few weeks from both the parents and their children.If you block access to the back garden they cannot get in.
Is it right to tell some kids you can't come in and play? If a wife calls his husband and he’s in dewaniya he WILL take her call (probably step outside to do so). If the wife explains she really needs him to come home, or needs something from the store, he WILL leave dewaniya right then to keep her comfortable. A very high honor since the women in his family are most important in his life. Since you’re ‘officially engaged’ according to him (you’re not, rest assured) then living together is OK. Remember, you’re not in the typical American relationship where people meet, date, live together, share a bed, then decide if they want to get married. His wife then becomes one of the women in his family. Certain Western behaviors trigger certain Eastern thoughts. Throw on a bikini and tell him you want to spend the day at the beach. Yeah, he’s still protective but he’s also truly dedicated and loyal.