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Wouldn't it be easier if you could just find out from the beginning?Sitting a man down in any culture only adds additional confusion because men tend to be commitment-phobics who will run from serious conversation.For example, if you are a single woman living alone in Kuwait, you may not want a man you only recently met to invite himself to your home under the assumption that it is "okay" because you are "open minded".Most Western women living alone anywhere will tell you that they won't allow anyone into their homes without determining that he is not an axe murderer first; or at least that he won't show up at your door drunk at 3 am and wake the neighbors (as happened when I first moved into a non-secure building in Salwa years ago).He has clearly told me that he loves me and there is nothing holding him back from our marriage except for his parents. Maybe even in his parents home if thats what they wanted. Is there any way I can help my boyfriend make his own decision without feeling complete shame and guilt?Am I wrong to ask him to marry me without his parents permission? I am so accommodating to his culture and lifestyle. But that didnt stop him from continuing a relationship with me. We will go on winter break to Kuwait to have our wedding with his family. We were so happy talking about how great we are for each other and how our love and companionship will carry use through all troubles and of course with our faith in Allah. About a year ago she said no simply because I am American. I was a Christian but I learned so much from him and from the Qu'ran that I have converted to Islam. Yesterday my boyfriend from Kuwait told me to be hopeful and think positively because he was going to get his older sister to understand that he loves me and for her to support him when he tells his parents that he will marry me. We would first get married in the USA because he has about a year of school left.
The culture here wants the men to marry one of their own. Hasan, a 40 year old Kuwaiti friend, was on an elevator with his British wife and a Kuwaiti woman actually turned to him in Arabic and said, "What is wrong with Kuwaiti women? " It has been said that foreign women cost less to marry because there is no need for mahr (dowry), or expensive wedding jewelry (chabka) as tradition when marrying a Kuwaiti woman.
What happens if he isn't the "right one" and a divorce ensues?