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    You are right he will never change. You've definitely done the right thing!

    Things won't always be easy but you will be so much better off without that sort of person in your life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariansm View Post
    Hi creodemilda, I work at the Australian Government Department of Human Services in a team that responds to enquiries about Centrelink on social media sites like this one.

    For Centrelink purposes, you're generally regarded as being a member of a couple if you and your partner usually live together, and are married, in a registered relationship or in a de facto relationship.

    There's a whole lot more info about how relationships are assessed in this factsheet: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/publications/co576

    If you share finances or it's complicated you can chat to a customer service person on 13 6150 to discuss your situation. The best approach is to always be up front with Centrelink about your situation - that way you can be sure you're getting the support you're entitled to.

    Sjfergusson, I'm part of a team who check in here and elsewhere during business hours to see if we can help out with anything. We do this because we care about our customers and want to ensure they're getting good information about payments and services that they may be entitled to. There's more info about our use of social media here: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/site-information/use-of-social-media

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    Is it just me or does anyone else find it a little 'off' that paid government officials are trawling social media sites like this? If people wanted official advice, they'd call the government helpline.

    Id like to know to what extent the paid government employees 'spy' ie collect data on this site on people they suspect are breaking the rules.

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    Btw good luck OP in going forward without your partner.

    - it would probably still be beneficial for your ex to get counsellIng by himself. Violent people need to fix their own demons first before they can work on relationships (that's probably why individual counselling for your ex was suggested).

    Anyway best of luck!


 

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