Category: Marriage

The “D” Word. Perfection, part 3

“Oh you’re getting married,” said a random stranger I was chatting up in the elevator one day, “good luck, I’m divorced. I’m sure yours will be much better,” he said sarcastically. And off he rushed to a meeting, leaving me to choke in his bitter dust.

Ya Te Puedes Casar. Permission to Marry.

In my Mexican family we have a saying, “Ya te puedes casar”, it translates to: “you can get married now”. I have no idea if it’s an entire Mexican culture thing or if it only happens in my family, so please don’t go citing this in your Spanish homework kids. But ever since I was a little girl, I remember hearing this phrase every time someone, specifically a woman, did something extraordinary in the kitchen or home.