Yes, they are, but the cultural issues drive me nuts. Although, we've been married for over a decade, I still cannot understand nor accept the subservient role women are expected to play. My wive is an Dr and her father, a janitor, is expect to defer to him... while we support them. Oh well, it's worth it in the end.
That is love! I could not handle my potential mother-in-law for more than a week. Then again, I feel the same way about my own.
Although she hears it daily, I will remind my wife how great I am, again!!