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Beatriz y Antonio(Betty and Toño) My grandparents have been together for almost 60 years now. They've been working since they where kids. Now, si… Read More
Beatriz y Antonio(Betty and Toño) My grandparents have been together for almost 60 years now. They've been working since they where kids. Now, since they got retired(about 17 years ago) their life started to change. My grandmother pictured her retirement with trips, long holidays, lots of visits to her girlfriends and learning many things, but that was not what happened. After my grandfather Toño retired, he started to think that there wasn't anything else to live for. He started to get sick from many things, some of them invented, some not. He did diets that got him weak. Toño began to stay more at home, but doing nothing. He just stays at home, watches tv, eats and sleeps most of the time. My grand mother Betty got more and more frustrated because of this. She wants to travel but is too afraid that Toño will get sick while she is far away so she stays. She has chosen to stay with him. Bety's frustration and Toño's lethargic state created a lot of damage in their relationship. Now, almost all the time they are fighting each other for no reason. They live separate lives even when they are together. Toño has to go to the hospital often but Bety does not come with him, She doesn't like hospitals. The very few trips that bety does a year she goes by herself because Toño will get out of his comfort zone so he prefers to stay. I started this project to try to know them better. They were MY grandparents but i felt that there was no deep communication with them other than the superficial one. But this evolved, Im realizing how their life is. They barely do things together, they sleep in different rooms, do things separate and well, i think the only time they are together is when they eat. I can see the solitude and the sadness of a couple living together, and its not any couple, they are my grandparents. This is a work in progress, I would like to keep taking photos of them forever, so maybe, ill get to know the just a bit more. Read Less
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