As I am curating the twitter user @weareqatar , I get some questions that aren’t easy to answer in 140 characters or less, so I’m replying here and linking there.
@WeAreQatar Okay, so how did you meet your wife?
— Nicola Ellegaard (@banafsaji) December 12, 2013
The long wait… Officially married, never seen her, never heard her voice… I was so anxious to do any of those…
Every family has different “rules”, I know some people who only saw their spouses on their wedding night, and others who were more liberal.
How strict are they? Can I call her? Can I see her? We already sent her the dowry (more than QR1000), some gifts, … but what’s next?
After two weeks it was clear I could call their home number and speak to her, so I did that.
We started talking, agreeing on so many things, … Some calls went on and on for hours… Love at first sound? I was hoping to see her…
After a while, I was allowed to visit, her mother was sitting on a sofa next to us … I finally met her… (replies to the question, but I’ll continue the story).
Visits continued for a while, and then we agreed on a wedding date.
For two or three weeks before the wedding, the visits were not allowed anymore.
“you’ll see her in your wedding!”
(part 4 coming soon)