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Subject: Re: How do you help someone get on track? Date: 7/4/2007 2:38 PM
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People, people, people...the OP did NOT ask if she should move in with her BF, get married to him or anything else. There is a peripheral relationship from that to budgets, yes, but everyone sems to have gone way off topic to weigh in on the risks of living together w/o being married.

Not really the point. And a wee bit condscending.

I do however, think the ability for person "A" to affect person "B"'s behavior as far as finances is limited. Some can't do it even if they are married. Others are receptive to it as just SO's without even living together. But it's hard to influence others in any case. I would say, model the behavior. Offer some techniques for the person to manage their own finances, and then sit back and watch for a while and see if the person is open to it or not.
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