I fake-married a guy once for this exact reason. His parent, not mine. His father was old-school Italian Catholic, and The Red Sox players Abbey Road signatures shirt the impression that L (my fake-husband) wouldn’t be able to handle a career and run the family estate without the support of a wife. There were no legal entanglements, so our fake marriage didn’t cause any headaches for us – at least not for me, though I can’t say for sure for him. I would not legally marry someone for any reason other than that I felt absolutely certain that I wanted us to be tied together for many years, if not for life. In practice, this means that I will likely never marry. My own priest, Father Domingo, would have told me that where there is love and sincere intention to help, there is grace. L’s dad died happy, believing that his son was well-cared-for. That gives me peace.