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IS HAM RADIO AFFECTING YOUR MARRIAGE?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K3BEQ, Apr 13, 2019.

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  1. VA3VF

    VA3VF Ham Member QRZ Page

    The 'better half' here is the moderator. Tensions may not be released at random.:oops:
     
  2. AB2YC

    AB2YC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's all about balancing hobbies with home life and taking an interest in each others activities.

    My wife is a Quilter ans while I cannot quilt, I've taken enough of an interest in her and her hobbies to be able to
    understand what she's talking about and to offer suggestions when she ask my opinion on something quilting related.

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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Bingo! It's a RELATIONSHIP. Appreciating what each partner enjoys in life. My wife is a knitter / crocheter and I have no problem at all popping in to yarn shops on our travels so she can have an hour to browse yarn.... just as she will wander a ham fest with me.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    A lot of that has to do the potential of nursing home care in America which is quite costly. Medicare in the U.S. does NOT cover the cost of being confined in a nursing home. In Canada, I believe your Universal Health Care system does cover nursing home confinement with NO financial obligations incurred by a married couple.
    Most of the states will reduce a married couples' assets to a near poverty level before Medicaid kicks in to cover nursing home costs.
    However; if Medicaid refuses to pay for any reason--the community (healthy) spouse is held personally liable for the costs incurred.
     
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    A couple in their late 90s appears before the divorce judge. Judge asks, "you've been married for over 70 years - why get divorced now?"

    Couple answers, "We wanted to wait until all the kids were dead"

    :D:D

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. N2EY

    N2EY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    True....but there's more....

    Sometimes there can be financial advantages to being single for senior citizens (!).

    There's also the old story of the 90-somethings getting a divorce after 70+ years of marriage. "We had to wait until all the kids were dead."


    In some cases....that's not really a joke.
     
  7. AB2YC

    AB2YC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page


    The best advice I ever got was to make your wife your best friend.
    Since she's my best friend, I have a desire to learn about her interest.

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  8. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    My philosophy is "happy wife, happy life." Seems to work. We've been married for about 35 years now.

    Dan KI4AX
     
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  9. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    If you're referring to 'common law' arrangements; that is an unmarried couple in a relationship that resides together in a domicile over an extended period of time. Most of the states do not recognize "common law marriage"-- thus there can be no claims to community property nor any division of assets accumulated during the course of the relationship.
     
  10. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    If ham radio is affecting your marriage, it's only a symptom of something much larger needing attention. Obviously. Misogyny not included.
     
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