Our views of relationships, courtship, marriage and even love itself are invariably influenced and shaped by our culture, societal and family norms/values as well as our own personal experiences. It can therefore be very difficult to truly 'see' our relationships when we are not aware of that which would be the 'norm' for a partner from a particular country and culture. We often see how limited knowledge and awareness of that which would be 'normal' in Tunisia has left non-Tunisian women very open to manipulation/exploitation by rats - perhaps the most obvious and common being around financial support. Please use this thread to share your knowledge, understanding and experiences of how relationships and marriages are typically conducted in Tunisia, gender-based expectations and, in particular, things that would be frowned upon, uncommon or completely unacceptable. Clearly there may be regional variations, and maybe even differences within individual families, but there will be more commonalities than differences. Fire away ...