Recently, Michelle visited Ethiopia and attempted to find out the secrets to a good relationship.
These men were all fairly modern, urban, and well-educated, which biased their responses in a direction of more non-traditional forms of (heterosexual) relationships where men and women are equal partners.
But here are the words of wisdom on Ethiopian love that they passed on to me: 1. The most common response from these men was that you should try to look for someone who is similar to you—someone that is of the same religion, education level, financial status, and also has similar values and lifestyle.
These men may not be relationship experts, but what they recommend is backed by research—couples that are similar on many of those key aspects tend to stay married.
You just need to be the best man." One man who has been married for many years and prides himself on being part of an egalitarian relationship believes we seek too much from other people and then end up disappointed in our relationships.
Maybe that is the reason why the biblical prophet, Moses married a sacrosanct Ethiopian woman even when God commanded against it.articles Michelle conducts research on sexual health and how power in heterosexual relationships influences sexual risk and family planning.She has conducted research in South Africa, Nepal, Tanzania, and Indonesia, and teaches a course on Qualitative Research Methods at Jimma University in Ethiopia.Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.In Ethiopia, one's family strongly influences one's married life from the time a partner is chosen to celebrating holidays and raising children.