There are many statements made by Juan del Val against fidelity. The journalist has defended his position against this value in interpersonal relationships on numerous occasions. This is why on a route through Alarcón (Cuenca), in the latest edition of ‘Off the map’, Alberto Chicote took the opportunity to ask him a question: “Have you made a name for yourself as a golfer, or has someone put it on you?”.
Pablo Motos’ collaborator answered with great confidence: “I think the second is a consequence of the first. I have liked living, in every way. I find it curious that this is said in a derogatory tone. For me it is not, of course. ”
Del Vall took advantage of Chicote’s space to also talk about his complicated relationship with the term fidelity: “The only thing I have said is that to me the subject of fidelity in a couple has never seemed so important to me. I do not understand that that cements the pillar of many relationships. In addition, it is not well defined what it is. “As a result of those words, the cook brought out the important change that is taking place in society, since before the only three ways to live love relationships were marriage, courtship or singleness.
However, for the screenwriter, society has not changed that much. “I think there are more types of family, but the codes that govern couples are usually the same. They are almost always fostered in exclusivity and in possession“said Juan del Val.” They are codes that they tell us from a very young age. In that we have changed very little. Those values don’t interest me. ”
“Polyamory, swingers …? If I didn’t say anything like that”
According to Del Val, statements like this have led to wrong conclusions about his relationship with Nuria Roca. “This is the only problem why this issue haunts me and my partner. Even though we have never said anything about it.” The writer confessed that he prefers to face this type of opinion with humor: “We have been told hilarious things. I read it with laughter. Polyamory, swingers …? If I haven’t said anything about that. However, what people have interpreted is that. ”
Alberto Chicote ended the conversation by stating that a talk like that 10 years ago would have been absolutely unfeasible. Although Juan del Val again disagreed on this opinion. For the journalist, the proposals that were made 20 years ago were more transgressive than those of now: “In the 80s there were interviews on television in which some characters said things that today would be considered true atrocities. I have heard folkloric women saying truly wonderful things, as well as transgressive. Today you say one thing about fidelity and everyone goes crazy. We are a bunch of lazy“noted the writer.