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Only on paper

Posted by ESC on February 10, 2008 at 11:25:

In Reply to: Only on paper posted by Sheila on February 10, 2008 at 10:28:

: What does the phrase "He is only your husband on paper" mean?

You aren't doing any of the things with him that husbands and wives usually do. It is a marriage in name only. All you have is a marriage certificate.