I was born in Lebanon to Palestinian immigrant parents. We moved to the US where I married at a very young age, and studied, worked and raised my four children. I struggled with life in the western world until after twenty-two years of marriage I decided to do something about it. I initiated divorce proceedings (something that is not acceptable in my religion) and moved from the States to Morocco, where I had free time to think. For two years since my divorce, my family neither talk to me nor acknowledge that I remarried in Morocco. To set myself free I had to make a sacrifice: I had to choose between continuing to live miserably or try finding some happiness. I write out of frustration and hope that one day I can do something to change how women are treated in Islam.