Are you thinking of moving to a Third World country to marry a hero of the caliphate? Here are five things your mother probably never told you about marrying that dishy Daeshy you met online.
Goats come with the territory
When it comes to pets, you’ll need to accept that cats and dogs are out, but goats are always in. If he insists on the goats sharing the marital bed then just smile and keep a bag of carrots on the nightstand in case they get peckish in the night.
A clean home is a happy home
Keeping a bombed out shell of a building clean is undoubtedly a challenge, but after a hard day he’ll expect to return to a tidy home. Try sweeping up the dust and shrapnel just before he comes home and making sure his collection of vintage RPGs are always polished and well oiled.
Men love their hobbies
Your husband’s interests are likely to be part of what attracted you to him in the first place, so resist resenting the time and energy he spends tinkering with that rusty old Toyota Hilux or plotting jihad. Remember, he’s not ignoring his family, he’s just taking a little me-time to relax doing what he loves.
A woman’s place is in the home
Sure you’ll need to pop out to the shops during the cease-fire, but otherwise, you’re safest at home. If hubby asks you to drive a car you’ve never seen before, with several large bags of fertiliser in the trunk, down to the local army base, politely decline saying you have a headache or need to feed the goats.
They secretly like reality TV
After a hard day condemning the infidel, your brave little soldier will probably want to unwind in front of the TV with a couple of episodes of the Kardashians or Geordie Shore. While you may find this unpalatable, try to remember that he probably just needs to recharge his hatred of the west and no-one does that better than Kim and Khloé.