I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. L's dad had been paying her on his books $10,000 a year plus making her car payments, phone, car and medical insurance, tuition (when she bothered to go to college) etc., since she moved out when she was 17. He told her that he would cut her of at 26, last Thursday, and so far as I know, he has. Time will tell, though. She did get a job nannying about a month ago. She has talked this guy into putting her on his business payroll so that she can get on his insurance plan. She's done nannying before, and I will leave it at that. L is on again with her boyfriend B who has kicked her out three times previously. It usually happens in the spring, now that I think of it. I had thought that it had something to do with her getting jobs around this time of year and his deciding that she should be self-sufficient but I am beginning to wonder about that theory. B was an adopted child, and has always said he never wants to marry or have children. L has always wanted to marry a high profile man and to have children. B is a Christian, L is Jewish. B is Republican, L is Democrat. B has money and has always worked, L has never really worked and has no money of her own. Two Christmas' ago she began saying he was going to marry her. Christmas, Valentines', her birthday, and then "their anniversary" (whatever) came and went and he didn't ask. He kicked her out (again) in the spring. She somehow got back together with him last fall after she lost a job and had nowhere to go. Then she began with the "he's going to ask me to marry him again." Christmas, Valentine's, her birthday have passed. Their "anniversary" is on the 9th, and she point blank said that she is expecting a proposal that night. Nothing I can do about it, to be sure. I just feel like it is "Groundhog Day" all over again. Will he kick her out? Will her dad give her money? Her dad actually told me that he thought that B wouldn't ask her to marry him so long as her dad gave her money. One thing I know for sure is that if he doesn't ask her to marry him, she will start to get nasty with me again. And I won't be taking any calls if that happens.