Conflict on the Idea of Matrimony
It's looking pretty certain that my boyfriend will be sent overseas sometime after June. Because of this, we're talking marriage--at least, in a vague, hypothetical kind of way. Outlining our options, given that the Army will provide certain things to a man with a wife that they won't to a man with a live-in girlfriend.
However, I talked to my lawyer this morning, and the Social Security Administration will take away from my benefits, at such point as I qualify, to what is almost certainly a far greater extent. In fact, I probably won't qualify for benefits should we get married.
I want to get married to him. I've wanted it for some time; it's just been the financial that's been holding us back. I find this all so frustrating, as the being sent overseas thing would have finally outweighed the financial to my boyfriend if it didn't have such a negative impact on my disability. Why can't this be simple?
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"