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Old 12-02-2010, 09:17 PM   #221
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The only remarriages that I don't get is when they are both over eighty or late seventies . What is that about ?
My MIL got remarried when she was 74. For her, it was about religious beliefs.

I'm not really into the religion scene, but I figger whatever floats her boat...
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:28 PM   #222
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I agree, its for companionship. Maybe there are some people who will care about "not living in sin", but I think it has a lot more to do with having someone to do things with and who cares about you...and you care for them.
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I added the 'not living in sin' because many feel that the way it should be done. Actually there are some real reasons not to marry. Financial for one. Usually there will be a decrease in total SS for one.
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Companionship! and they don't want to live in sin.

How much sin is happening after late seventies ?
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:40 PM   #225
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How much sin is happening after late seventies ?
Ooooh! Maybe there's another sin we don't even know about yet!!
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Nah! Same ole sins! Most older unmarried couples I know, don't marry because of financial reasons, such as loss of benefits from spouse. No...not alimony, but surviving spouse benefits. I'm sure there are a lot of well to do seniors where that wouldn't matter, but there are a lot of seniors who need those surviving spouse benefits to make ends meet.
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Simple math, two seniors one with spousal of 2,000 a month and one with 2,000 a month drop to 3,000 a month if they marry. Many figure they can tolerate not being married for $12,000 a year.
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I would have cohabitated forever but since DW was raised Catholic, that didn't last long........
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Ooooh! Maybe there's another sin we don't even know about yet!!

From what I observe of The Florida older singles the sins are

Lusting after the early bird special
Wearing your pants to high
Wearing awful colored pants
Staying in the left lane when you have no intention of passing anyone
Keeping your blinker on whether you are turning or not
Having two for one Martini's and driving in my neighborhood
Going as couples to the grocery store and taking up the whole aisle
and last but not least referring to your wife as the little woman when she is clearly not little
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The only remarriages that I don't get is when they are both over eighty or late seventies . What is that about ?
Probate.

Especially if the kids think their parents are demented losing their marbles...
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How much sin is happening after late seventies ?
Ask me in ten or fifteen years.

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From what I observe of The Florida older singles the sins are

Lusting after the early bird special
Wearing your pants to high
Wearing awful colored pants
Staying in the left lane when you have no intention of passing anyone
Keeping your blinker on whether you are turning or not
Having two for one Martini's and driving in my neighborhood
Going as couples to the grocery store and taking up the whole aisle
and last but not least referring to your wife as the little woman when she is clearly not little
What about dark knee socks and sandals
Confusing the accelerator with the brake

I just don't like driving inf Florida.
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DH and I will be celebrating our 36th anniversary in a little over a week. We're very happy together. If something happened to him, I don't think I'd want to remarry. Too hard to adjust to someone new at this point in my life. Plus, the concerns about a new spouse going after my money or wanting someone to serve as their maid, cook and caregiver.

I wouldn't rule it out though. For me, marriage has been a very good thing. We were lucky to have found each other. I don't know if I could be so lucky again, particularly after reading some of the stories in this thread. I would be more inclined to have a set up like W2R's - at least until I was sure of the relationship. Long term companionship without the strings.
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How much sin is happening after late seventies ?
I don't know any details, but I know my parents were having much fun in their 70s. I would assume the same for many unmarried couples.
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I would have cohabitated forever but since DW was raised Catholic, that didn't last long........
We've seen your pic...she wanted her man to be her husband....

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Yupper. I imagine Ha to be the kinda guy who would make me crazy mad sometimes but would would make it all better later
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I would have cohabitated forever but since DW was raised Catholic, that didn't last long........
My case exactly. Well, I didnīt even get started. And to be truthful, I am too old fashioned and conscious of peerīs opinion to try that "sinful" siuation. Thatīs me, the great hypocrite!
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Common-law marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Common law marriage in the United States was a response to "the exigencies of pioneer life," when an official was often unavailable to perform a marriage ceremony in sparsely populated areas.
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The only remarriages that I don't get is when they are both over eighty or late seventies . What is that about ?
Reminds me of the story about the couple in their late 90's who went before a judge asking for a divorce. The judge asked them why they wanted to get a divorce after having being married for over 70 years.. they replied "we were just waiting for the kids to die"
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Reminds me of the story about the couple in their late 90's who went before a judge asking for a divorce. The judge asked them why they wanted to get a divorce after having being married for over 70 years.. they replied "we were just waiting for the kids to die"
Or that one about a couple, both well into their 80s, that decide to get married, and when finally the time comes for them to sign up on the marriage document, the man hesitates and says he is not to be rushed since marriage is forever...
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