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Submitted by Lina (United Kingdom), May 21, 2018 at 17:43

1. Have any non muslim or Egyptian woman had a successful marriage with Egyptian man?

It depends on your definition of success, Tori. If you mean long lasting then I know of one couple that have been together in the UK for over 10 years. Whether they're happy or not is something to ponder. But bear in mind the female is a non Egyptian Muslim. Unless the man is incredibly secular, religion can be a problem because Islamic views are not for everyone. Generally speaking the success rate is low. My definition of marital success is monogamy, being on the same page emotionally and financially and living in harmony.

2. Is it normal for an Egyptian to put his work and his family before his wife?

Family, yes. Work, not so much.

3. Did your husband change after you said I Do?

I would imagine most men do, even non Egyptians. Once they've truly "got" you they begin to show their true colours, for better or for worse but mainly worse. Arguments are usually more frequent. People want what they can't have and, well you're married now therefore no longer a challenge.

4. Is it expected for the wife to be go along with what ever the husband say and do?

Yep! If you want an equal relationship best marry a Swede instead!

5. What are some of the behaviors that egyptian men do in marriage consider to be a norm?

This is tough to answer because men vary from region to region. e.g. a man from Cairo will differ from a Nubian man. But the general consensus is - regardless of background - the man wears the trousers, and the woman is expected to be compliant. Men have a lot more freedom to do what they want, whereas women can't talk to other men unless permitted to do so.

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