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Disability, dating and finances. Why are we punished financially if we want to be in a relationship?
Why are we punished financially if we want to be in a relationship with someone? I always wondered why my mum told me to put that I should always put single on documents to do with my finances and it was only recently I found out that once you get married you can lose your benefits and you become your partners problem then. I grew up having dreams of getting married one day but now I feel like that’s been took away from me. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to work but I have no choice but to rely on the extra income right now, I’m at that age where I’m interested in dating however I feel like I’m having to choose finances over a potential future with someone. I couldn’t bear the feeling of making my partner be responsible for me financially.
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