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My own experience in Egypt!

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Submitted by Star (Egypt), Aug 1, 2017 at 21:06

I have more than 6 years marry with Egyptian. And 5 years living in egypt. And this is what I observed:
1. Lying, for they, is VERY easy and normal. They take the name of the prophet even if they know they are lying. If you listen to him saying: Wallahy Al Azeem! Bel naby... Bel mos-haf... Yes. Most probably he is lying to you.
2. They are opportunistic persons. If he see on you any (even very small) chance to improve his life, he will do anything to achieve. (If he "must" lie, he will not doubt to do it).
3. They are violent. They get angry easy and fast. Is common see they are fighting for nothing. Screams, hits. Is very normal.
4. They don't see marriage like searching a soulmate. They see marriage is equal to halal sex. (halal=lawful). That's all. After marry, no more romance, no more sweet words, no more Habibi (lol).
5. In egypt the value of virgin woman is very high. They must have a lot (really) a lot of money for satisfy the demands of the bride's family. If you are western and non virgin (of course he will not say this in your face) you don't have ANY value. And that's why majority of egyptian men who accept marry western is because he is poor and don't have money to buy Egyptian bride.
6. Egyptian men love their family more than you. You will never NEVER be in the first place in his life.
7. He will probably kiss his friends more than he kiss you.
8. They care A LOT the public opinion. If you do anything against this, if you do something which they consider is different or out from the "normal", you are in a big trouble!
9. He will only remember that you exist when he need something. (Food, tea, sex...etc)
10. Double moral is noticeable. By one side is unacceptable any demonstration of love (kisses or hugs) in public even between married couples, but violence, sexual harassment and vices are very normal. Even Islam forbids strongly alcohol and drugs. Vast majority of young men smoke hashish.

And if I continue I will not finish.
Warning! I'm not saying they are a monsters. I'mm not attacking or pointing "they are bad". Every country have their own cultural and social problems. I just want to point that the difference between western and arab is huge. Marriage in this circumstances isn't suitable. You will lose your time, your money, your trust that real love exist.

In this moment after more than 6 years married... I'm thinking seriously in divorce. All this time I tried to save my marriage for the sake of my children. But I have no energy anymore. I give up. God knows I did as I could. Wish me luck ladies. I'm optimistic. I know better life is waiting for me.
Yours truly
Star

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