Dear Prudence video: Can I marry my boyfriend secretly for insurance?

Help! Can I Marry My Boyfriend for the Insurance, but Not Tell My Family? 

Help! Can I Marry My Boyfriend for the Insurance, but Not Tell My Family? 

Advice on manners and morals.
Oct. 10 2015 3:18 PM

My Super Secret Marriage

Can I marry my boyfriend for insurance but keep it from my family?

I do?

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In this week’s video, Prudie counsels a letter writer whose longtime live-in boyfriend has lost his job—and health care—but isn’t sure she wants to tell her family she got married for insurance purposes.   

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