My Tia told my Abuelita that her husband left. That he woke up one day and said he was done. Over it. Over being married. That he wants the kids on the weekends. That she needs to sell the house. That he wasn’t staying for Valentine’s weekend. That he left with no explanation, no warning. That he wants a divorce.
My Abuelita told her we’d help her. That the family will support her. We will make it work. That he needs to have a talk with my dad. She said “Show him you don’t need him”. If he doesn’t want to be part of this family he can go. She said “los gabachos no saben lo que significa casarse”. She said they give up too easy and don’t know what it means to fight for a family.