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Caregiving: Do People Need To Divorce To Afford to Care for a Loved One?

Posted May 14 2009 4:32pm

Neurotalk.psychcentral.com has re-printed a heart-wrenching story about a couple who cannot marry, titled "In our hearts we are married." The man needs a caregiver and will continue to slowly decline, until his death. The woman wants to be his caregiver, but she can't do that, and go out to make a living, at the same time. The law doesn't provide for a way to pay her, as a caregiver, if she is his wife. So they had their own mock wedding, and plan to legally marry within days of his death.

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