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When she decided to try online dating again, a month after she and Dan separated, Leonor was determined to make a wiser choice.
Unlike in 2001, when she and Dan exchanged emails and scanned pictures over a slow connection, Leonor had a robust set of online tools — video chat, social media, messaging apps — to help her find the right man.
That dynamic was just beginning to change in 2001, when Leonor became one of the first Filipina women to meet a Western partner online.
For the next 15 years, Dan provided her with a more comfortable life than she could have expected, but one where her own needs always took second place.
If I got into a new relationship, I risked being charged with adultery and jailed.
I was 28 when I left my husband, 29 when I finally decided—against my family’s wishes and without their support—to file for annulment. And on the phone that day, I felt like the oldest 33-year-old in the world.* * *Under Philippine law, two people wishing to end their marriage have limited options.
After opening the envelope, she rambled a bit, skimming the contents out loud to fill the dead air. Any major purchase I made would be considered conjugal property.Yet even as she went through the paces of partnering with him, Leonor found herself wanting to rewrite the script—and Dan’s betrayal became her chance to try again.For decades, Western men picked Filipinas out of catalogues, selecting from rows upon rows of hopeful women’s pictures printed on cheap paper, like a strange yearbook or police lineup.MANILA, Philippines—The call came in the middle of a workday. ”I had finally gotten out of my long-dead marriage in the devoutly Catholic Philippines, the only country in the world (other than Vatican City) where divorce is not legal.My lawyer’s name flashed on the caller-ID screen, and there was no small talk when I picked up.“I have the court decision,” she said. Two people can voluntarily choose to love, honor, and remain faithful to each other, but in the Philippines it is pretty much only through death, or the torturously long process of annulment, that they can part.They can file for legal separation, which will allow them to separate their possessions and live apart, but does not legally end a marital union and thus does not permit remarriage.