Mahmoud’s Sherbiny has been referred to as a “sweetheart” by many 90 Day Fiance fans. Some viewers believe that the use of words such as “love” or “honey”, is problematic, and could be an indication of controlling behavior. This article will examine this issue more closely and give our perspective.
Misunderstandings and cultural differences
Cultural differences could be a factor in Mahmoud using terms of endearment. He may be Egyptian and has been taught to use terms of endearment that are not seen as patronizing or controlling in his culture.
Nicole’s American background may have caused her to misinterpret his words. To avoid cultural misunderstandings, it’s important to communicate with respect and openness.
The Power Dynamics in Their Relationship
The power dynamics in the relationship between Mahmoud & Nicole is another aspect to take into consideration. Nicole, as an older American married to a young Egyptian man, may be insecure in her relationship.
Mahmoud, on the other hand, may feel pressured to assert his authority in a patriarchal society as he is the male partner. This power dynamic may contribute to the use of endearments that could come across as controlling or patronizing.
Language Barriers and Communication Issues
Mahmoud is not fluent in English. This can lead to confusion and communication problems. He may use terms of endearment to show affection, even though they may not translate well into American culture.
This does not excuse his behavior that is disrespectful or harmful to her partner. It is difficult to know their real intentions of Mahmoud when he uses terms of endearment with his wife Nicole. Communication issues, cultural differences, and power dynamics could be factors.
Individuals must be held accountable for their behavior and actions toward their partners. We can observe the relationship between the two characters and form our own opinions based on what we know.