Former wife’s cohabitation with boyfriend was not ground for modification of husband’s spousal support obligation, entered pursuant to provision in settlement agreement that husband would pay wife $200 per week until either party died or wife remarried, absent any showing that wife and boyfriend entered into mutually supportive relationship that was functional equivalent of marriage in which boyfriend shared in wife’s burdens in maintaining household, and in view of evidence that boyfriend helped wife out around home with chores but that he provided no financial support of any significance to wife, and that boyfriend maintained his own home and paid his own bills, while wife paid hers.
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