Things I Learned to Watch out for When Dating My Best Friend

Things I Learned to Watch out for When Dating My Best Friend

Now that a number of people know that we got together after he bravely suffered 8 years in the friendzone, I think it is appropriate to do this as a follow-up piece.     I always read a lot about how it is so important for you and your significant other to be best friends. […]

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  As our society in the Arab world slowly and quietly begins to whisper about mental health illness, the latest Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, is a viscerally real, enlightening and at times uncomfortable perspective of what adolescents are struggling with today.     The show touches on a number of taboo issues that teenagers […]

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

  Emotional abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, if not worse. You can heal broken bones, but you can’t heal a broken mind. Emotional abuse (also referred to as psychological violence, psychological abuse or mental abuse) is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may […]

11 Working Mothers Tell Us How Their Husbands Really Feel About Their Jobs

11 Working Mothers Tell Us How Their Husbands Really Feel About Their Jobs

  One of the biggest challenges that will face any working woman is perfectly balancing the time she spends at work and with her family. We all think that if life forced us to give up on our careers for whatever reason, we will gladly comply especially during the times when we’re extremely drained and overworked.   But, […]

Egyptian Guy Teaching You How to Confess Your Love Is Life Coach of the Year

Egyptian Guy Teaching You How to Confess Your Love Is Life Coach of the Year

  Epic. Epic. Epic. I love Facebook and all these new videos trend that is taking over Egypt. Mohamed elBoraiy posted a hilarious video of who we think is his little brother, teaching us all how to confess your love to the girl of your dreams. This is the epitome of Egyptian clichés gone right. El2alsh wel […]

Ricky Martin Gets Engaged to an Arab Man

Ricky Martin Gets Engaged to an Arab Man

By Katrina ElWahsh

  Viva la vida loca indeed! Ricky Martin, who is basically every 90s kid dream boy, just got engaged and the world is losing it. Martin announced on his appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres show last Wednesday that he is about to get married to his boyfriend of more than a year. “We just got engaged. I proposed. […]

9 Christian Women Share with Us Why It’s Challenging to Find Love in Egypt

9 Christian Women Share with Us Why It’s Challenging to Find Love in Egypt

by Carol Shebl

If you have a Christian childhood friend, one thing you will always hear her talking about is the challenge of finding love in Egypt where Christianity is a minority religion. While most of the over-3o-year-old women you meet are happily married, getting there is without doubt no walk in the park. The highly restrictive rules against […]

Kuwaiti Wife Exposes Cheating Husband with the Help of Her Parrot

Kuwaiti Wife Exposes Cheating Husband with the Help of Her Parrot

  If you plan on getting a pet parrot, you need to think twice. A Kuwaiti wife heard her parrot repeating filthy flirtatious sentences and it didn’t go well according to the Arab Times. Since adultery is illegal in the Gulf state, the scorned wife didn’t think twice before she headed to the Hawalli police station […]

This Is Why Arab Women Date White Guys

This Is Why Arab Women Date White Guys

  It’s kind of an obsession we have in the Arab community, well one of many at least, but curiosity over each others’ love lives drives afternoon tea gossip with Arab mothers around the globe. However, one that seems to strike everyone, even baffle them is the fact that Arab women will date outside of […]

6 Destructive Unrealistic Arab Relationship Expectations

6 Destructive Unrealistic Arab Relationship Expectations

By Mariam Abdel-Rahman

In relationships, having expectations is a normal thing. Love makes you willing to meet each other’s expectations, of course. However, some of us may have unrealistic expectations that can never be met. We may think they are realistic and that love can make anything possible. And that’s exactly why so many relationships are ruined. Real […]