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actually it can be the difference of thousands a year depending. My husbands an accountant and we have thought about it more than once. Not that we would ever separate, just thinking clearly about our finances

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i understand where people are coming from, but really? i know you need money to live but i couldnt imagine separating or divorcing to get more money. thats a weird idea to me.

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This could just be me, but doesn't that destroy the beauty in finding someone who you're willing to commit to with marriage? Maybe it's just my crazy way of thinking

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Well, I guess i could understand it if I was close to the edge financially, and saving that extra cash could save it. I know my girlfriend thinks of marriage as more of a financial commitment.

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That's not how it works, sorry. If you were married at any point during the taxable year then you are considered "married" for tax purposes. I'm sure that's really awkward for people who are actually divorced but still have to file their taxes as married. I have no idea what happens if you were married to do different people during one year though...

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My great uncle and his wife are divorced but live in different parts of the house for financial support... just the thought of the awkwardness is overwhelming

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Maybe I'm just a man, but I don't understand marriage. You live in the same house, you love each other, you're not sleeping with others, why do you need the piece of paper? I know couples that even have weddings, but never get the official piece of paper.

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Because not everyone plays by the same rules. The piece of paper gives you certain rights with healthcare and insurance, among other things. I'm not a lawyer so I can't recite them from memory

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It's like an exaggerated job title. Comes with some financial benefits and gives a sense of importance and security. You don't manage shit, Senior Chief of District Warehouses, but goddamn you feel appreciated.

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With the new Obamacare stuff, my mom got kicked off of my dad's insurance and had to get her own insurance with her employer... I don't really see where that marriage certificate helped there.

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That's the insurance company calculus. Anyway, if one of you is hospitalized and is unable to communicate, only a spouse or family member can make the medical decisions.

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Only if you don't give power of attorney to your significant other. If you do, then it doesn't matter if they're a bum on the street, they can make the choices if you're incapacitated and need treatment.

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Even without all of the legal stuff, some people just prefer to be married in order to live together etc. It could be because of religion, social norms, experience related, whatever. Obviously marriage is important to OP, so that's all there is to it.

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How is he an ass? He didn't say he wanted to leave her he said he wanted to get legally divorced presumably because it would save them quite a bit of money.

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