But he also embraces the more positive things about the bedoin culture, such as how women should be treated.
Unfortunately there are a lot of misconceptions about how bedoin men treat their wives, and until you’re married to one, I suggest you don’t assume.
Arabs, on the other hand— arguably the most romantically-minded people on the planet—have a knack for putting their feelings in more heartfelt terms than in the likes of such songs as “Hit Me, Baby, One More Time” (Britney Spears’ claim to fame) and “I Want You Back” (N Sync).
For example, Lebanese singer Asy el-Hellani sings which translates into “If they took my eyes, they would see you (in them).” But relationships don’t always start out that way..
You’re going to hear some things that’ll make your teeth itch.
First comes marriage, then the baby carriage, then love (if you’re lucky).
This post is my little attempt at clearing up some of the misconceptions regarding the Arab/American marriages.
Perhaps I should clarify a bit; my husband is not only an Arab, but he’s a bedoin (desert) Arab.
In every part of the world, marriage, or relationships in general, are pretty hard to maintain.
Issues tend to pop up every now and again and sometimes, it's not really anybody's fault.
Men pretend to spend money but in fact women do too because life is getting so expensive. The sister is the second in command in terms of annoying the would-be-wife/fiancé or current wife.