Forget fairytales and grand pronouncements – in Mexico, love these days is less about white dresses and more about navigating the tangled jungle of legal grey areas. Young couples are ditching the aisle like it's yesterday's avocado toast, opting instead for the laid-back charm of concubinage and free unions. But before you picture breezy afternoons sipping mojitos in bohemian bliss, hold on there, Romeo and Juliet. Turns out, even love in limbo comes with its own set of paperwork and pitfalls.
Professor Yadira Aideé Huerta Reyes, a legal eagle from UNAM, sheds light on this quirky phenomenon. Apparently, marriage, that once-sacred institution, has lost its shine for millennials. They see it as a stuffy old document, its ink heavier than a commitment phobia at a family reunion. Instead, they choose the breezy informality of cohabitation, living together like tropical birds perched on the same branch, free to fly away whenever the mood strikes.