At the onset of the narration, Yunioracknowledges his human nature; prone to error and not a saint as Magda would think he is. Ironically, it is at this point where he also admits cheating on her with a ‘chick who had freestyle hair.’ As much as it is obvious that this was intentional, he also pins this on his humanness. Funny yet, is the fact that he is well aware of his deeds but fails to quit, not even tell Magda until she found it out by herself.
Secondly, Yunior agrees that the whole saga was already over, and they went back to normal with Magda; they would hang out, and watch movies when she came to his place. Furthermore, they visited each other’s families during weekends; this second phase of events, however, ends on a low note when Yunior narrates what happened when Magda found out about his affair.
Charged and agile, Magda put up a type of drama that even Yunior found hard to quell; she threw Cassandra’s letter at Yunior and would not even make her calm down. He prospects that even his boys would completely deny him.
After that, Yunior had to play by Magda’s rules, she ‘dragged him to her catholic church’ every Sunday. In any case, Yunior admits that Magda is the worst person to mess. She severally reproached him for his love with Cassandra, and she made him answer myriad questions about her in the dark ‘when they could not see each other’.
However, with time, Magda initiated a behavioral change; she rarely did what she used to do before; something which Yunior blames on ‘her girls’, who apparently, are like ‘his boys’.
The string of events come to a halt with Yunior and Magda on a ‘3-day tour’ of the All-Quisqueya Redemption. As much as this is supposed to be an adventure full of happiness, the past events still haunt Yunior as Magda still holds back on their previous normal life. She would not do most of the things they used to do before. Even so, he is still positive that the situation will change as he suggests they head down to the beach.
Junot, Diaz. This Is How You Lose Her. New York: Riverhead Books, 2012.