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    Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Hi guys, i want to ask about the exact definition of "Indirect help from spouse". Does it mean money or psychological support?


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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Quote Originally Posted by sgocoid View Post
    Hi guys, I want to ask about the exact definition of "Indirect help from spouse". Does it mean money or psychological support?


    Thx
    It depends on the context. On a government form, for instance, money is usually considered direct support. Psychological help might be direct or indirect - again, depending on the context.
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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    It depends on the context. On a government form, for instance, money is usually considered direct support. Psychological help might be direct or indirect - again, depending on the context.
    The context is based from wife - husband relation or in marriage relationship. So any clue?

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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    It's impossible to say. Who said it? What were the surrounding sentences?

    In addition to Mike's correction of your uncapitalised "I" in post #1, note that we discourage the use of chatlish/textspeak on this forum. "thx" is not a word. Please write "Thanks".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Quote Originally Posted by sgocoid View Post
    The context is based from wife - husband relation or in marriage relationship. So any clue?
    Not really- they could help each other in many ways and without further context it is unclear what the support is or why it's indirect.

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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    I always wondered what Thx meant. Thanks!
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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Quote Originally Posted by sgocoid View Post
    The context is based from wife - husband relation or in marriage relationship. So any clue?
    No, sorry. Just use whichever makes more sense to you.
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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Sorry for late reply. I got the word from here

    The person is easily swayed by external circumstances. In the deepest part of the person, the person is not willing to experience loneliness, so his wish will be to follow the opportunities that the world has to offer for him. After marriage, the person will receive indirect help from the spouse, however, this does not guarantee that the marriage will be smooth. This is because when the external fortune is better, there will be chances for encountering people for romantic affairs.

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    Re: Meaning of "Indirect help"

    Unless this person has access to context we haven't seen, this is simply someone making things up.

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