In such a traditional society, the women have subordinate roles in Gheg communities that believe in "male predominance".
This is despite the arrival of democracy and the adoption of a free market economy in Albania, after the period under the communist Party of Labour.
Cross-cultural differences in romantic attitudes are often taken for granted and accepted.
However, very little research has been conducted to clearly state how much and how different Albanian and American college students are in the way they love.
This rating scale consists of 70 items which participants rated on a 5-point Liken scale.
Concern and Communication relates how much importance a person attributes to the awareness of a romantic partner's problems and ability to communicate about problems and issues (e.g., lovers should be able to tell each other their problems and concerns and try to help each other resolve them).
Romancing rates an idealized attitude towards love relationships, putting emphasis on feelings of excitement and tenderness in the presence of the loved one (e.g., asking a spouse for a date after marriage is romantic).
The Labs of Labëria were a patriarchal society but not as much as the Ghegs.
As among the Montenegrins, women in Labëria were forced to do all the drudge work.