I was surprised at this request. I had assumed that if I was going to be asked to pay money, the request would come before and not after I had married her.
I did not have $4000 on me at the time. When the family found this out, they lost interest in this marriage. I only slept with my "wife" one time, which was on our wedding night. Her family claimed that she was a virgin, but I was not sure. The next day, they were asking me whether she had been a virgin or not.
A few years later, I came back to Thailand. By then, she was a dancer in the King's Corner Bar on Patpong Road. Her number was 66. I picked her number took her to my hotel room and had sex with her for 500 baht. No mention was made of our "marriage" two years before.
I have no hard feelings about this girl, although she did cost me about one month of my time and about one thousand dollars. She was young and beautiful. A man can only dream of getting a girl like this once in a lifetime. This was not a realistic dream.
Nevertheless, I have ever since advised everyone I know: DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH THAI WOMEN. Go to the Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Poland or almost every place else in the world, but do not go to Thailand looking for a woman unless you just want a one night relationship.
I have posted a photo of my Thai "wife." Her name was Moy, but in the bar where she later worked she was known as "Aa". Her actual name is Pimporn. The real name of her cousin is Suwanee. Suwanee worked as the cashier in a Japanese restaurant a few blocks from Patpong Road. I took Suwanee with me on a trip to Singapore. The pictures I have posted were intended to be their passport photos. I still have their home address in Bang Na.