What am I still doing in Cancun?

The adventures of an American single mommy working and playing in paradise.

The Dissolution of a Marriage (mine unfortunately)


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You may have noticed that Papi hasn’t appeared in any posts in awhile.

That’s because we’re getting divorced.

Although it’s always terribly sad when a family breaks up, sometimes it’s just necessary. I consider myself lucky, in our case things are very civil. Papi still comes over to take care of Bebé each weekday morning and on Friday evenings we all have a meal together.

I won’t go into whose fault this is (It’s all his fault of course. hahahaha) because it simply doesn’t matter. There are no regrets here, at least on my part. We shared a lot of wonderful times together and had our precious son. I will always consider Papi and his family, my family. His daughter will always be my step-daughter and of course, Bebé’s big sister. Just as his ex and I (well his other ex, ha) have always done, I will continue to do my best to make sure that everyone feels like they are part of this extended family.

Of course, the person I am most worried about is my precious Bebé. There is nothing more painful for a mother than to see her child in pain. Papi left the house in January and for the most part Bebé is doing well. He has his moments, and he misses his Papá, particularly when he is being punished by Mamá, but I do believe he is beginning to understand (as much as a 3 year old can) that he will still have both of us.

I must mention how the support of my family and particularly my friends has reminded me just how lucky I am to have so many wonderful people in my life.

Nobody gets married wanting or expecting to get divorced. The disappointment and sadness is palpable when it happens, but I mourned my marriage during my marriage, so I am on the other side now.

It’s very sad, but please don’t feel sorry for me. Today I am a very happy woman. I only hope with all my heart that my decision does not cause anyone else to be unhappy.


  1. Best wishes, Krystin. It is always sad to see the end of a marriage. I’m sure your little one knows in his heart that although mommy and daddy are no longer together, he is still loved by both of you.

  2. Kristin, know that my thoughts are with you as you journey through the ending of a marriage, a partnership, a friendship. This is a time where the support of friends and family is a huge comfort and it sounds as if you have that network of strength to pull from.
    Lots of love to you dear ole’ friend. If I can help from a far, you just let me know.

  3. Hi, I found your blog by means of “The Snowbird’s Cactus” (where they re-posted your post about safety in Cancun.) I lived in Playa del Carmen for 5 years.

    Sorry to hear about your divorce. Since you asked us not to feel sorry for you, I won’t, but I hope that everyone involved – especially your baby – comes through it OK. Best of luck!

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