His mother hated how I dressed no matter how modest.All my attempts at communication failed but I was heads over heels in love with him to read the warning signs.I translated his proposal as the epitome of love and I gladly accepted.”I listened to Sandy and I knew exactly how she felt when she first met “her hero”.I know how it feels to jump in a jar of honey thinking of how sweet it would taste and how rich and overwhelming it would feel, only to get your hair tangled in its stickiness and eventually you drown in its suffocating viscosity.
After a year of suffering and utter misery, Sandy got a divorce … A single foreign mother in Egypt could be quiet traumatizing.
I asked Sandy to continue narrating her experience and she told me that his family was against the marriage; “they told him that I was loose and that he should get married to a virgin.
They warned him that I would corrupt his children and reminded him that I was from a different religion.
Sandy told me that her countrymen could still bully their women and that they were far from perfect, but at least they were honest, straightforward, and took marriage seriously.
Like many Egyptian girls, she felt that he cheated his way into her heart and that he tricked her into loving him.