Hey guys! Stevie and I rounded up some of our favorite relationships questions from this IG post and thought it would be fun to answer them in today’s relationship post. How are you guys enjoying this series? Thank you so much for all the great questions. We’re excited to answer these so let’s get to it!
@alex_onfleek: Do you guys fight a lot? Like heated discussions over different views/opinions or “fights”about little things? and what are your tips for avoiding those/resolving them in the best way possible? To be honest, Stevie and I rarely fight. We married each other because we share a lot of the same views and opinions (thanks to our faith) and that’s never really an issue. When we do fight, it’s usually work related or stress overload lol. Regardless, we always try to discuss things in a calm and respectful manner. Very rarely do I hear Steve raise his voice at me or vice versa. My biggest tip is to always respect each other – even when you’re in a heated debate.
@xalliulloa: How do you approach each other with a problem when upset with one another? I can honestly say the longest we’ve stayed mad at each other is 30 minutes max. We always manage to talk about things when a problem arises instead of letting it bottle up overtime. We both strongly agree that communication is key, whether it’s something big or small. We don’t always agree but we always manage to meet each other halfway to come up with the best solution.
@semzz23: Sazan! My question is, did you and Stevie have any cultural differences you had to over come in your relationship? Yes of course! I think being in the public eye and sharing my life as a Kurdish american, there was a lot of judgement when I announced my engagement to Stevie. My family also didn’t accept our relationship because Stevie wasn’t Kurdish. It was our cultural differences though in the end that brought us closer to each other – the differences/hardships made us stronger!
@sydness99: How did Stevie come up with Rodrigo & does he do it when u r not on camera? I thought it would be fun to do a “husband does my makeup challenge” on my channel. Half way through this video he started talking in a spicy accent that caught me by surprise. And that’s when Rodrigo was born! LOL! He totally does the accent off camera. Just the other day he ordered in his Rodrigo voice in the drive thru window! (I wanted to kill him)
@savwsky: What is Stevie’s favorite Kurdish dish? Oh that’s a tough one! It’s a toss up between my mom’s Dolma and crispy Shifta (meat chips!)
@meriem_azzouzz: What’s the hardest/best part about being married? The hardest part is battling against human nature, wanting to do things YOU think is best and learning to be completely selfless. The best part? That’s easy. Sharing your life with someone who loves you more than anyone in the world. It’s pretty amazing feeling. 🙂
@liuba_kovalenko: What was the most awkward thing to do in front of each other at the beginning of your relationship? For Stevie it was farting in front of me. For me, it was Stevie offering to pay the bill on our dates when we were both so broke in college! ha I always offered to split (seldom would he let me) because I honestly felt weird and bad that he had to pay. LOL!
@s.tephanny: Who made the first move? How did you guys meet? We met in college and I was instantly drawn to Stevie’s charming personality (and sparkling blue eyes!!!) He loved that I was Kurdish and wanted to learn everything about me. It was so cute. ha Long story short, I ended up making the first move. Stevie was so respectful he wasn’t going to lay a hand on me so I had to kiss him first! 🙂
@lucyfar: How’s your life now compared to when you were dating? Our life today is honestly 10x sweeter than when we were dating. The dating days were fun but in a way we were still single, ya know? It’s in our marriage when I truly felt whole and like we were one person.
@bacciamebella: What’s your favorite thing about each other and why? I love that Stevie is a manly man – he can tear down walls, play sports and repair broken things but it’s also really sweet when he’s down to go shopping with me and hang with the girls ha!! He’s the best. Stevie’s favorite quality about me? He said that he loves how forgiving I am and my Kurdish cooking. aw. 🙂
@mssunita: Biggest pet peeves? I can’t stand when Stevie loses something and blames me for why it’s missing. 9 out of 10 times I have nothing to do with it! 😉 Stevie’s biggest pet peeve is when I interrupt him when he’s playing Mario Smash Brothers. LOL
@jeenayousif: What is your secret to a happy marriage? Lots of love…. 😉
@marinabalakhnin: Does Stevie ever take the last of something and leave the empty box/container in the fridge? Lol like the last popsicle… or empty the milk carton & put it back in the fridge…He LOVES leaving things out on the counter for ME to put away. He’s pretty good at throwing away empty cartons and boxes … thank God. 😉
@carlaasfar: City/Country you both would love to visit? We really want to go to Kurdistan, Japan and Ireland!!
@mygypsyworld: Are you thinking to have kids soon? We’re thinking about it. 🙂
@delin__: Do you have to clean up after Stevie or does he clean up after you? I clean up after Stevie more than he cleans up after me, but I’ve learned it’s mostly his clothes he throws around. I will say that he is VERY good at actively doing chores around the house without me asking so I can’t complain too much. 🙂
@myfavasjad: What do you think is the most important foundation of marriage? Faith, Respect, and Communication.
@rachelmaeharden: How do the both of you find time for yourself? We honestly love our individual quiet time moments during the day. Stevie loves having his boys over and I enjoy quality time with my girls. A little separation is healthy and necessary 🙂
@sophiebellevue: Do you plan on getting more pets? Yes! I’m going to be a golden retriever mommy for life. When Sweetie grows up a little more (aka gets out of the puppy phase) we’ll probably get another dog. 🙂
@micaelahuggins: How do you incorporate your faith into your marriage? We actively pursue the Lord together and individually which had helped us build a strong foundation in our marriage to conquer anything. Life isn’t always perfect and that’s going to be okay – thanks to our faith.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Did your question not make the cut? I may have missed it! :/ I’m going to answer more questions below in the comments so ask away now!!! 🙂
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