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“His family was really nice to me, his father used to celebrate Christmas for me and prepare special cakes for the occasion,” says the 70-year-old woman, who converted to Islam four years after her arrival.“It hasn’t always been smooth,” she says when describing her 45-year marriage.
“Family recognition and respect are two very important cultural matters that predict the life of the marriage here,” agrees Sara, a Lebanese-American woman who left everything behind in the USA to marry an Egyptian man whom she met at the airline they were working for.Her husband, who adopted her daughter, now works as a gynecologist in Cairo’s Dokki, where the couple lives with their two children. I never had any contact for six years, until the baby was born.They just pretended I didn’t exist, and Mohamed repelled the attacks and ignored them in return,” the 41-year-old woman recalls.“I had the idea the tour guide is always expecting for the next group of people to hook up, but we stayed in contact for six months every day, and that’s when I realised it was something more important than that,” says the 30-year-old woman, now married for two years and based in Australia, where the couple takes care of their little daughter. “We had once an argument because he was telling me what to do and I said ‘you are not my dad’,” Claire exemplifies.“It took a while for him to realise he needed to share decisions, something which is very common in the Australian culture.