She may enjoy a life that very much resembles the one she had back home, with parties, concerts or plays, and social events with friends or the expat community.Since I came to Saudi Arabia as the wife of a Saudi citizen, my life resembles something between that of a local and that of an expat.
We as expats have the power and the responsibility to make a positive difference in our host countries. Mandi is an American woman who grew up in the Midwest, never dreaming that her life would take her halfway around the world.
I leave those cultural rules at the door when I come home, and live my private life just as I would back home.
I socialize like an expat with mostly expat friends who are also married to Saudis.
If a woman is lucky enough to come from an open family, she will enjoy a free education, be encouraged to work if she chooses, have a say in who she marries, travel the world, and come and go as she pleases.
If she comes from a more conservative family, she may not be allowed to do any of those things.