Today we got a comment and question from Frank.
This is what Frank had to say:
I am at present building a house north of Cebu in a small fishing port.
I have been going out with my girlfriend for over 6 years and we get on fine ,I moved her and her family from manila a short time ago to live down in cebu because of the floods plus got a small sari sari store built as well as a trycycle so now all the family has work.
I met a guy here in Australia who told me not to marry her because the family will then bleed me dry. I understand the family thing and am happy when I retire to the phillipines to live in our house with the family and my girlfriend. that was my plan all along.
but now some thought is creeping into my head as to why this guy would say not to marry her.
I love and respect my girl and her family we are all good friends and they ask for nothing from me in fact they tell me not to spend so much and always do things in a way to save me money.
any comments,I would appreciate your thoughts on this matter.
And here is Bob’s response to Frank:
Hi Frank, Of course, there are some Filipino families who will take advantage of you. There are also Australian, American, British and German families who will take advantage of you too. The Philippines does not hold a monopoly on this. If you love the girl, you should consider marrying her. If you dont, well, you should probably keep looking.