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Old 07-27-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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She is the "breadwinner", now that I completely know what the word means by looking it up on the internet. BUT, I do have money coming in that helps out with bills and such. Now, there have been a couple of times that she has been the "soul breadwinner" cause I had no income (job or unemployment comp) at all........but that didn't bother her and we made it thru it. Some people don't want to be burdened with financially supporting a partner, no matter what the reason is. Then there are couples that TRULY love each other and will go thru "thick and thin" no matter what the age is, to be with and help each other!

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Is it because his wife is the breadwinner?
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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What a "marriage vow" is all about!
What a relationship commitment is all about.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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I think the married folks think the "Vows" are much more important.......IMO, that is.

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I was married for ten years from age 21 to 31. I never did it again. I think now especially after all these years being single I couldn't stand to live with anyone and vice versa.

My best roommate is whatever cat is living with me at the time.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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My husband and I are in our early 50's and may not ever get to draw our SS. We have gotten statements in the past that says if he retires at age xxx he is eligible to get $$$$ each month. My statement says what I can get each month. Are you saying if we are married one can get the amount and the other only gets 50%?
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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My husband and I are in our early 50's and may not ever get to draw our SS. We have gotten statements in the past that says if he retires at age xxx he is eligible to get $$$$ each month. My statement says what I can get each month. Are you saying if we are married one can get the amount and the other only gets 50%?
No! Each will get what they've earned but if one of the two doesn't qualify for at least 50% of what the other does, their "award" will be raised to that level without decreasing their spouse's.
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