Currently, she and her boyfriend don’t live together, mainly because she doesn’t want the court to adjust the alimony payments she’s getting from her divorce. In Massachusetts, if she and her boyfriend moved in together, the court would argue that they were combining their finances and that her boyfriend is now partially supporting her financially.
However, if her income and other benefits wouldn’t be affected if she moved in with her boyfriend, she’d be more than happy to live together.
She and her boyfriend buy each other small gifts sometimes, but other than that, they each pay their own bills while out on dates.
“Things were good, but my boyfriend changed after I had a pregnancy scare. He said that if I got pregnant again, he wanted us to be living under one roof and not like two divorced parents. So, he proposed. I was upset but had to turn it down because love aside, this was my health insurance and only source of income on the line,” she shared.
Her boyfriend works as a case manager for a nonprofit, and if they were to get married, the income she would make through her divorce would be greatly reduced and most likely cut in half, not counting the child support payments.
Since her boyfriend is aware of all of this, she doesn’t know why he was upset when she turned down his marriage proposal.
Do you think she was wrong to turn down her boyfriend’s proposal?
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