There’s a reason that the Tico slang term for handcuffs is esposas (wives). Sometimes the bond between man and wife can literally not be broken here! In Costa Rica, Catholicism is the official religion, by law. So if a priest marries you, it is with governmental authority. Want a divorce? You’ve got to go back to the priest… and the Catholics don’t do divorce. My neighbor Steven married young in a lovely church ceremony, but the relationship didn’t last. He soon met Marta, his current wife, but they weren’t allowed to marry until his first wife passed away. In 2007, when both lovebirds were in their 60s, they tied the knot — in front of their two grown children, both in their 40s, and two granddaughters.
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