In some cases, although the law doesn’t support the practice, a woman cannot receive major medical treatment without the permission of her guardian.The quality of life of a Saudi woman depends entirely on her family, namely the male members.
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.
As I sit here on this gorgeous day in February, the warm breeze blowing through my curtains, my marriage is over.
I am not permitted to move back home with my daughter, not able to move on with my life, not able to work to support myself, my gender being the only thing that is limiting me.
You can even live here for years and still not be aware of certain things that can affect your life until they actually happen.