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Ask Amy: Relationship is in receivership

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I dated my boyfriend for 18 months before deciding to move in with him.

I’m in my 60s and he is in his early 70s.

When I moved in, he gave me his credit card. He said that I was to write down what I spent, and then we would each pay half of the total.

The plan was to move in together into a townhouse that he was building.

He said I could not be on the deed for the house, and that all the furniture in the new townhouse was his. He told me I’d have to sell my condo and my furniture.

My condo is the only asset I have.


He wanted me to give him $100,000 from the sale of the condo once it sold. In return, he said he would take care of me when he died.

He started treating me badly and accused me of pushing him in to marriage.

I did not like the idea of not being on the deed, because when he passes away his daughter could contest the will.

I decided not to sell my condo and moved out.


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