If a wife calls his husband and he’s in dewaniya he WILL take her call (probably step outside to do so). If the wife explains she really needs him to come home, or needs something from the store, he WILL leave dewaniya right then to keep her comfortable.
A very high honor since the women in his family are most important in his life.
Casual relationships: This is the one where you, the American woman, think you’re dating this really nice Arab guy and it feels like it’s getting serious. He says all the right things but his actions aren’t matching. He still lives with his mom and dad and he’s almost 30.
This comes from not wanting to ‘bother’ a woman with things that might upset her…
Some are living in their home country but having an online relationship with an Arab man living in his. If you don’t then he’s going to accuse you of talking to other men during this time. Regardless of what he does and how bad it really is, you’re eventually going to find yourself doing the apologizing.