Many of the questions that come to my email box are from readers who are either dating, engaged to or married to Moroccan men. I can’t personally answer every question or every situation so I thought I would compile a post with some of the information and advice I have put together through the years that will hopefully answer many of those inquiries.
If you’re wondering where to start and find all of the information I’ve compiled on the subject, this should answer your questions!
Resources for those Dating, Engaged or Married to Moroccan Men
When you're dating, engaged to or married to a Moroccan man you might have cultural questions that come up. Find the articles I've written on these subjects here.
6 Things You Should Do When Meeting Someone Overseas
Many times people are meeting online and planning to visit their new friend/partner for the first time. If you're meeting someone from overseas discover some advice in this post to help you navigate the challenges and risks you may face when doing this.
Dating in Morocco: Total Taboo or Totally Typical?
Is there such a thing as dating in Moroccan culture? Some people will argue no while others say absolutely! Based on culture and religious norms there's a wide variety of opinions and it's good to have some context to understand what this means.
So you Wanna Marry a Moroccan Man?
If you are considering marrying a Moroccan man, this post is a good place to start thinking of some of the issues that might come up.
How to Get Married in Morocco
The process to get married in Morocco is not easy. It has many steps and complications depending on where the non-Moroccan partner is from. This post walks through the process for an American citizen to marry a Moroccan citizen.
Immigration, the USCIS, and a Lesson in Patience
Our immigration story from meeting, through filing a K1 visa for my husband to immigrate to the US and then be granted a green card and eventually US citizenship.
Moroccan Weddings: What You Need to Know
Planning a Moroccan wedding or just attending one? Here you'll find information about what to expect. But keep in mind no two weddings are the same and there are differences in regions and even families. Hopefully this gives you a good overview of what to expect.
My Money or Our Money: Navigating Finances in an Intercultural Marriage
Money is really tricky when partners are from the same culture. When there are two cultures there are often two very different ways of looking at money; who earns it, how it's spent and how it's saved.
6 Assumptions People Make When They Hear Your Husband is Arab
People made (and still make) a lot of assumptions about my husband because he's Arab. I broke down some of the most common things people have told me as well as my response to them.
Living in Morocco: Income
Considering a move to Morocco to be with your partner or after you get married? Here I share some thoughts and insights into income and budgeting to hopefully give you a realistic picture.
To Understand, Adopt, or Reject Your Spouses Culture
Culture plays a huge role in our lives; often in ways we don't realize until we are confronted with it. Should you adapt, reject or just try to understand your partner - that's what I try to shed a light on here.
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