I’m not sure but I suspect being a couple when you are homeless might make it a little easier. It least you’re not alone, and there is someone to watch your backpack. If you are sick the other person can help, if you are sad, they can give you a hug. You have someone to talk to, and two heads are usually better than one.
I’ve met several homeless couples at the Sunday Friendship Breakfast. Most seem happy to have each other. Most smile for the camera. One couple (upper left) said they were newlyweds. They were proud to tell me they were just married by the pastor at a church nearby.
Still, the difficulties of living on the street present the same problems, just times two.The cold, the hunger, the danger, it’s still there. Click to enlarge.