Andy pursed her lips pretending shes having a great thought. “We should get married.”
“What the hell ever for?” replied Sara.
“The benefits of being couples.”
“You know benefits, like spouses get.”
“You are on the deed of the house. I paid off your car. We have joint saving, checking accounts, and if I die first you get the insurance. What more could you get from being married?”
“What more benefits” Sara asking cautiously.
“You make more money than I do.”
“Yes, that’s because you haven’t worked in fifteen years, and I have.” This was an old argument, but Sara sensed a new twist to this rusty dagger.
“SSI, if you die, I could apply for a higher Social Security as a wife.”
Theres the catch. Andy had found a new way to bleed her partner Sara for more money. Twenty years of living with Andy has taught her one thing. Andy dosn’t just have original thoughts. She has schemes. Schemes that take years to construct, once finished she begins her campaigns of devastation until she gets what she wants.
“If I apply for my SSI I’ll only get seven fifty a month. As a wife, I could apply for yours and get more.”
That’s only if I am dead. Sara though to herself, “and you would inherit all my debt.”
“Oh.” Andy replied. “Maybe it’s not such a great idea after all.”