Fifty-year-old Barb Johnston recently divorced her cheating husband and moved to bright and lively Ecuador in South America, leaving her former life far behind. She quickly makes new friends and meets charming and attractive Inspector Rafael Muñoz. As Barb grows closer to Gabi, Lore, and Elena, she discovers many cultural differences. Struggling with some of these, she feels they are too readily accepted by her new friends and her heart aches at the stories she hears about the women’s husbands and their deplorable behavior. She determines to change the status quo the day she learns Elena’s dark and horrible secret. Sisters Lore and Elena, married to brothers Diego and Armando, are too afraid to do anything for fear the situation will worsen. Barb and Gabi, however, hatch a plan. What follows is a comedy of errors as the women attempt to enlist the help of a prostitute. Will they succeed in changing Armando’s behavior? Will Barb surrender to Rafael’s magnetism? Is he really a good guy or a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Will their attempts end in further chaos or promote harmony and marital bliss? “The Problem with Men” is a fictional, sometimes humorous, sometimes gut-wrenching look at some of the cultural issues men and women face today. Laugh and cry with Barb, Gabi, Lore, and Elena as they try to deal with their clueless men.
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