Our Modern Latina Bride is Afraid of the “D” word

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You know how when someone close to you is pregnant, all of sudden it seems like every single woman you see is pregnant?

Well, I kind of feel that way with the “D” word: DIVORCE. Now that I am so close to my wedding date, I feel like I keep on hearing about people getting divorced and with the whole J.Lo and Marc Anthony breakup, the word is being thrown around everywhere and it freaks me out!

I know marriage is not easy—or else all of these couples would not be separating, but I honestly have complete faith in Hector and I. We’ve been through so much and have overcome enough to make us a strong and solid couple that can deal with any obstacles in the future. But, it's still scary because I would think J. Lo and Marc felt the same way when they decided to stick by each other through “the good and bad times.”

I know I just have to be strong and know what Hector and I have is special and focus on marriages that have stood the test of time like Emilio and Gloria Estefan or the many non-celeb couples I know in my life.

Any advice on making a marriage last?

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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