There were lots of questions about religion and family too.This meant everything about my mother and father, what they do and whether or not they’re together, as well as the extent of my religious commitment.My family criticized the hell out of me for my decision to marry this girl.
This is not only for I didn’t have an apartment or a stable job at the time but this was only after I explained my short to mid-term plans in extreme detail. resize=300,195&ssl=1 300w" sizes="(max-width: 530px) 100vw, 530px" data-recalc-dims="1" / It’s time.I said I’d write about it eventually and here it is; forbidden love between a Middle Eastern girl with no English and a bloke from Australia learning Arabic, as well as the important lessons learned from the whole experience. At first there was nothing forbidden about it at all – we met, we did the right thing and approached her father for permission, he gave us the green light, preparations for the engagement ceremony were made – everything was perfect.Even in a country like Egypt where religion and family are number 1, possessions and status can still be a huge factor. You have to accept the fact that this is not about two – and this includes all the extended relatives as well.This was one of my biggest concerns while I was planning to get married to this girl – neither she nor her family spoke a word of English and my family are monolingual English speakers with no interest in foreign cultures or travel.