Editor's note: The names in this story have been changed because the sources were concerned about privacy.
A young woman, whom we're calling Elena, is sitting with her friend in a coffee shop in downtown Springfield.
Elena's parents are from the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States before she was born.
“It’s very common for, like, Russian girls to get married very young and, like, stay in the household,” Elena said.
Men usually are expected to earn the income in her family, she said.