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Stunted Emotional Development - The Religion of Peace' Gift to Mankind

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Submitted by RobW (Saudi Arabia), Feb 19, 2009 at 15:14

After spending 16 years in the middle east - I've noticed clear and convincing evidence of a widespread emotional dysfunction here. When a mature modern Western man reaches his thirties - he's long left behind his buddies - and his irrational concerns of what they may think of him. His normal development is to cherish his wife above all things - not his standing with his friends. Not in the Islamic world.

The adult male - at any age - is acutely concerned with his standing with his buddies and labors tirelessly to maintain it. Muslim men spend most of their time preening their reputations carefully for their peers to see - but how their wive's see them is rarely of any consequence.

Even at weddings - the groom celebrates with his friends. The bride celebrates with hers. Separately. Even this most intimate occasion is an exercise in stunted social development. Middle Eastern men are basically big children - who just cannot tolerate any rejection from their peers - and an independent wife is a slap in the face to him. And a wife who files for divorce utterly decimates her husband's infantile world. So its understandable - if you can use such a word in this case - that a seemingly well adjusted adult man would suddenly behave like a monster - when his wife does anything to reduce his hard won social standing.

RobW

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