“Because Mohamed was meant to do the military service and married a foreign woman, they suspected he was only trying to dodge the army,” she explains.“So they suggested I lived in the same city where he was allocated, in a very humble house right in front of the entrance to his camp.” Now happily married for seven years, Faima recalls the difficulty of the first year, when the family had to live on a meagre LE 200 per month.Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate.

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The Family Puzzle Marriage came out as something of a challenge for Faima, who moved to Egypt with her 4-year-old daughter after meeting her husband through an online simulation game called .

The story, a seemingly surreal tale where simulated reality fused with her real life, took her from her native Bulgaria to Egypt’s northern town of Fayed in Ismailyia, where she had to live in a house with no roof for a year.

It was 1968 and Beatrice was faced with the Mediterranean Sea for the first time.

As her husband led her into the boat, she glanced back over her shoulder and said goodbye to Venice, hoping the journey ahead would leave space for some rest.

“We had been married for a year, and it was actually me who persuaded him to come back to Egypt, although he would have liked to stay in England,” she says.

Granted a scholarship by the Egyptian authorities, her husband Aly was studying to obtain his Ph D in Mathematics at Liverpool University, where he and Beatrice had met.

Valentina Primo delves into the intricacies and intimacies of intercultural marriages as she speaks to six very different women from all over the world, with one common attribute: their Egyptian husbands.

There is a massive cyber-library of gruesome books and articles revolving around the dangers of intercultural marriage, especially when it involves an Arab man, resulting in a global stereotype that configures nothing but prejudice.

Another thing, during the relationship phase they are such sweethearts. Youre a bitch(sharmouta) for having guy friends while its okay for them to keep female friends they flirt with. I think it mostly has to do with 'control' not love, because at the same time they can be talking and working on 4 other girls.