Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do
Aug19

Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do

Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do What are your options if you want to dissolve a marriage? Do you even have any options.? Non-Muslim’s OFW in the UAE, take heed. Knowing where your relationship stands in the law is an imperative. Annulment The Family Code of the Philippines provides limited grounds for filing a petition for annulment. The most common ground to render a marriage void is Article 36—psychological incapacity. Thus, if either...

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Happy Relationships Throw More Parties
Feb05

Happy Relationships Throw More Parties

  By Bo Sanchez Guy 1: Cecilia is so beautiful. Guy 2: Oh yes. She looks like Demi Moore in Ghost. (Note: This conversation happened centuries ago.) Guy 1: If given a chance, would you want to marry her? Guy 2: Uh… no, not really. Guy 1: Why not? Guy 2: How should I put it? Cecilia’s uh…not a happy person. Guy 1: You noticed that too? Guy 2: She’s gloomy. She’s a negative person. She may be beautiful, but I don’t want to live...

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Relationships – The Unforgiving Ex-Wife
Dec18

Relationships – The Unforgiving Ex-Wife

Fifteen years ago my husband left me for another woman. Let’s call her “Ruby”. Ruby is twelve years younger than me, and a “typical Filipina”.  Both my parents are also Filipino but I was born and raised in the States.  I have only been to the Philippines twice in my life and have no plans to return.        My husband said he didn’t leave me for her, that our marriage was over before he even set...

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Relationships: Status – Single. Mother. Hopeful. It’s complicated.
May13

Relationships: Status – Single. Mother. Hopeful. It’s complicated.

  Dear Dr. Holmes and Mr. Baer,   I am a 20-something solo mother with a young child. It has been five years since I separated from the father of my child and I just got my annulment. My annulment made me realize that I am finally free… free from the bad marriage and yes, finally free to start dating again. I have started going out with some guys, but many times I get annoyed with their stereotype of the single mom:...

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Relationships: Too Big for Her Britches
Jan09

Relationships: Too Big for Her Britches

Dear Dr. Holmes and Mr. Baer: I am 28, an English major and a teacher. I have been emailing, Skyping with this American, James, 36. We met three years ago at a party, and last month he proposed to me, after asking my mother and father permission to do so.  My parents were very happy, because they saw this as his willingness to respect our Filipino culture.  Also, he has never been married and is willing to convert from Protestantism...

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