José María, 28 years old, lives in Lisbon and has a degree in Human Resource Management; currently he is working in a university in Lisbon. Dulce, who is 24 and studied Communication Sciences, works for a multinational company.
They met in 2016 at the wedding of some friends and began dating shortly afterwards. José was already working while Dulce was still at the university. At the beginning of the relationship, some difficulties arose. José María says that at that time he was going through a stage of very intense work. “focused on my own concerns, without quality time for Dulce,” and was often in the “nothing box” when he was with her.
“He was always rushing around and upset, and communication was very poor,” Dulce recalls. She says she had to speak clearly to him and tell him that as his future wife she deserved more attention.