My girlfriend’s in a serious relationship. 4 years later her man and her are almost inseparable. So inseparable in fact, that they practically live together, except that, they both have their own apartments. I keep convincing her to quit wasting the $600 in rent on her Monot apartment and to just move into his Hamra one. She simply can’t be bothered to face the drama. Her family, her co-workers, the neighbors- what would they say if they find out? How scandalous of an independent 26 year old woman to officially move in with a guy! Oh no they would much rather she continued her relationship as is- pretending to conform to the restrictions they would like to see imposed on her. It doesn’t matter that most of their children are doing the exact same thing- or that their daughters parade around in their Brazilian-cut bikinis all summer long strung on E- what matters is that my friend lives her life in discretion with her long-term boyfriend so people don’t judge her.
This got me thinking- how collectively hypocritical of our society-you would think that at this day and age- we would get over our complexes and view cohabitation as something healthy and necessary for a couple before taking the plunge. NO?
But that’s unheard of in Lebanon-society would much rather corner them into MARRIAGE! But you see they don’t wanna get married- it’s just not part of their plans right now– they are happy as is. Why should they slide into marriage for all the wrong reasons- only to risk divorce down the road- simply to please the neighborhood? Bisoux