Thank you, Sara, for sharing your story with us!
In the aftermath of my interview with Khaled, a few people came forward with their own stories of divorce/breakups. Sara (as she would like to be called for this video) kindly agreed to share her own story via Zoom audio. Her intention, as she tells me in the video, is to “raise awareness among women.” I feel that her story–though difficult to hear at times–definitely gave me perspective and insight into the difficult realities of living with a toxic partner. I also learned a bit about how divorce works in Saudi Arabia. I hope you will benefit from hearing Sara’s story. The love she has for her family and her willingness to forgive is just incredible…I am in awe of her strength and I think you will be, too.
Here are some timestamps to help you navigate:
01:15 – first husband
03:03 – abuse
3:27 – second marriage: how they met
06:01 – agreeing to marriage
6:30 – income disparity
7:16- saving up for second wife
09:16 – confession
11:15 – society stigma re: divorce
16:30 – how to get divorced in ksa
21:49 – moving out
27:04 – amicable breakup?
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