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Why We Should Stop Talking About Jason And Moira, And Start Focusing On Our Relationships
PHOTO BY INSTAGRAM /MOIRADELATORRE, FACEBOOK /JASONHERNANDEZ
  • Many hearts broke on May 31, 7:47PM when Jason Hernandez announced on his Facebook page that he and his wife Moira dela Torre are parting ways after three years of marriage.

    The musician detailed in his post that he has been unfaithful to Moira, who is also his bestfriend, during their marriage. 

    Jason turned off comments on his posts. Moira shared it in her Facebook page as well, and netizens empathized with her in the comment section.

    A day after the announcement, it became the talk of the town. 'Yes To Divorce' became a trending topic on Twitter, and rumors on what really happened started coming out.

    One was a photo of Jason in an airport with a man, who was apparently his manager Mac Merla. In a Facebook post, the man immediately clarified that he has nothing to do with the split, and asked for prayers for the couple who are going through tough times.

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    Some netizens also started theorizing that grooms who cried during their weddings are the ones who will eventually cheat. Jessy Mendiola reacted to a post where people warned her that they might be the next to break-up.

    Jessy cautioned, "Never wish ill on others."

    Some netizens meanwhile flexed celebrity couples who have long-term relationships and have shown faithfulness throughout their marriage, like Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, among others.

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    Now what?

    A parent in the Smart Parenting Village shared a related post to the issue.

    Mommy Iana asked the group of over 80,000 parents their thoughts about a comment where the person lauded Jason for admitting his sin. 

    While we could expect that the issue will continue to create more speculations because of the celebrity status of the couple, parents in the comment section agree that while confessing is a tough thing to do, being faithful to your wife is tougher.

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    Mommy SahMae says she'll focus on her husband. "I always pray for my husband. That he would always be a better man, not just for me but also for the kids. We cannot change the person's attitude but God can."

    She adds, we should not compare our husbands and focus on our own marriage.

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    For Mommy RM, she believes that marital problems should not be for anyone else’s consumption apart from those involved.

    "Sadly, pati ganito ina-announce pa. Gone are the days when we can just mind our own lives and rely on spiritual guidance.

    She adds, "But since andyan na yan, my opinion is to allow these people to handle their own situations. Iba-iba tayo nang pananaw, values and priorities in life. What we strongly think and feel may not mean any merit to another couple. Let’s just pray that this won’t happen to us and pray for strength for those who are suffering."

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    What we can do

    While we don't know the full story behind their break-up, the most productive thing that we can do for now is to check in on our own relationships - those that we can nurture and cultivate.

    And in doing so, we also need to look at ourselves, not just our partners. Take this time to reflect on how you are as a partner, and work on things that you can still improve on. After all, we cannot change how our spouses are, but we can always do something for our own growth.

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    It is valid to react to the news and to share our sentiments, but to spend time in social media spreading unverified information robs us of our time that we can instead spend with our families.

    Every marriage is a work in progress. Keeping a marriage healthy is the goal of every couple. What can you do today to make your partner feel loved and cherished?

    Read here the three problematic habits that might be pushing your partner away.

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