Also, there’s no such thing in his upbringing that allows him to do something a woman is not allowed to do, or to impose something on a woman because he is not expected to do. Do you have any suggestions for Egyptian women entering or considering an intercultural relationship?
She has to weigh all aspects of the ensuing life style very well on the long term, accept her partner as is and remember that he accepted her as is also.
Then came the qualities that I thought I’d never find in a man in Egypt: artistic, philosophical, passionate, and, above all, a broad-minded, inclusive, non-dogmatic, multi-cultural spiritual and religious outlook.
How did you feel about intercultural marriage and relationships before you were in one?
As I said, I thought this was the best for me and it turned to be true. They welcomed me from the first moment and I really feel like I have new parents. But from what I see with others for example my foreign friends in Sharm who were married to Egyptians, the Egyptian man is having the higher hand. Hiking, photography, going to the cinema, trying new restaurants.She can’t simply decide at a later stage in life that she needs to radically change her life style and revert back to her “roots” and expect to tag him along.They also have to discuss how their children will be raised in general and regarding religion in particular.Hoda has a twenty-year-old step son and a twelve-year old son.She runs the family antique business with her husband. First was his smile, initiative, firm hand shake, confidence and openness.