My partner needs surgery to repair her prolapsed bladder. Because we are unable to be married, I cannot have her on my insurance; therefore, payment for such surgery must be made by us directly. I am the sole breadwinner (she is an artist), and I simply do not have the funds to do everything necessary. It pains me to admit it. I have struggled with my pride for a while now, but her health is more important than anything this does to my ego.