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lol we've sort of gone off topic?

so you guys think no way in hell it would happen?

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^you said her sister did not marry a local (but another person from the Gulf), so anything can happen. It all depends on where Iraq lands on the list of desirable suitors... Either way man, Good Luck.

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Ahh... the impatience of youth. And you definitely can't help who you fall in love with. Just elope. Might as well break a few barriers while you are at it.

Whatever the outcome, I wish you luck too. It's not going to be easy, if it happens at all.

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I strongly suggest you take Gavtek's advice If you're going to do this, do it in style!

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Looks like the first round was a no. Her mum only asked a few questions and then a no lol.

Shes going to try argue for it again this w.e

urh this sucks

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That sucks man. Sorry to hear, but you said first round? Do you really think there are going to be more rounds?

If you don't mind me asking, what is her mom? What nationality did her sister marry?
Like I said before, it all depends on where your country (Iraq) fits in the pecking order among the other Arab countries in the region. My guess is that countries like Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, and non GCC countries sit pretty low on that list.

Like the others have said as well, if she does love you and can live without the materialistic stuff then get married and never return to the UAE, but chances are you are not going to be able to afford her the luxuries that her dad can and she is not going to want to take a step down in life.

Sucks, man... but that is the reality of the matter.

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That sucks man. Sorry to hear, but you said first round? Do you really think there are going to be more rounds?

If you don't mind me asking, what is her mom? What nationality did her sister marry?
Like I said before, it all depends on where your country (Iraq) fits in the pecking order among the other Arab countries in the region. My guess is that countries like Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, and non GCC countries sit pretty low on that list.

Like the others have said as well, if she does love you and can live without the materialistic stuff then get married and never return to the UAE, but chances are you are not going to be able to afford her the luxuries that her dad can and she is not going to want to take a step down in life.

Sucks, man... but that is the reality of the matter.
Her mum is from bahrain. Yea i guess your right about the order, Gulf countries would come first then the others would follow i guess...

Nar i can't put her through that, running away from her family. Apparently she didn't take her very seriously the first time, and she rang me last night saying that she wants to give it a proper chance for her mum to listen so she's going to ask again! lol she even wanted me to talk to her mum on the phone! but i mean what can i do or say to convince her mum

Really lost on what to do...Most screwed up situation.

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"I love your daughter, I want to spend the rest of my life providing for her and the family I hope we'll have together and it is my intention to marry her. I would mean a lot to the both of us if we had your blessing."

Make it sound like it's going to happen whether she likes it or not but make a big deal about having her approval. Of course, that's assuming you're going to man up and marry the girl regardless and not lose the love of your life over some outdated traditions and a fairy tale.

I'd also imagine that they'll respect you for taking charge of the situation and be someone who could one day be head of a family.

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If the father rants and raves, that's ok, he feels he has a right too because it's his daughter. If the mother stands behind the father, that's ok too, because it's her daughter as well. Sadly though, if they don't let her make her own life decision(s), then they don't respect her as an individual - no matter how much they truly love her. Anything else is not love, it's control, imho.

Stick with it. Be patient. And as Gavtek rightly suggests, be true to her and to yourself.

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