Luis Abinader and Raquel Arbaje: The country’s loving couple

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There is much love in the eyes of Luis Abinader for Raquel Arbaje and the eyes of Raquel Arbaje for President Abinader. On the occasion of the celebration of Valentine’s Day, the media shared many images of the presidential couple.

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aarhus

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Are they married?
If so, why hasn't she taken his last name?
I don’t think it’s normal in the DR. For some reason women keep their name. I would assume they are married. They have kids together.
 

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I don’t think it’s normal in the DR. For some reason women keep their name. I would assume they are married. They have kids together.
Interesting.
For as long as I been living down here, I never had a discusion about it with anyone. That I or I'm just getting old.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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At 53 years, my opinion is that marriage is an antiquated institution. If you were married 30-40 years ago, OK. Especially, to track back on topic, It's primarily the wealthy in DR that are stuck in marriages, because it's frowned on to be a swinging bachelor after a certain age and also divorce is a no no in the eyes of the Catholic church. It's come down to a status and another "my, mine" thing. My marriage, MY children, MY house, MY car, My country club membership. Far too many spend their lives trying to create an identity for themselves through these "My" things.
 

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At 53 years, my opinion is that marriage is an antiquated institution. If you were married 30-40 years ago, OK. Especially, to track back on topic, It's primarily the wealthy in DR that are stuck in marriages, because it's frowned on to be a swinging bachelor after a certain age and also divorce is a no no in the eyes of the Catholic church. It's come down to a status and another "my, mine" thing. My marriage, MY children, MY house, MY car, My country club membership. Far too many spend their lives trying to create an identity for themselves through these "My" things.
it takes ZERO talent to get married.
 

aarhus

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I was married and then divorced. I don’t regret it at all. We are great friends. She helps me here in the DR. But I doubt I will again. I don’t get the people who get married a second or third time. If it doesn’t work the first time why keep trying.
 
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Ecoman1949

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I was married and then divorced. I don’t regret it at all. We are great friends. She helps me here in the DR. But I doubt I will again. I don’t get the people who get married a second or third time. If it doesn’t work the first time why keep trying.
I feel the same amigo. 26 years together then we went our separate ways in 1999. No regrets other than the legal fees. No kids so the divorce was relatively easy, if divorces are ever easy. I enjoy having no responsibilities. Nothing self centred about it. It’s a wise person who knows their limitations.

Took us 13 years to start communicating after our divorce. She bought a very expensive dog for company. Always thought I’d be replaced by another man, not a dog. Go figure!

The lesson I’ve learned from this is I will never understand the female mind. Maybe that’s the way it’s meant to be.

The other thing I’ve learned is, that as single and divorced women get older, they need that marriage certificate more than men do. I’ve ended a few relationships because of that need. I’m not interested in marriage at my age.