A mother has shared how her husband got mad at her after she refused to buy cars for her stepchildren.
Taking to Reddit, the woman explained that when she and her husband got married, they agreed that they would each be responsible for their own kids.
“He came from a marriage where his ex-wife milked him for cash, and I also like the idea of separate finances,” she wrote.
She explained that they pay their own bills. When it comes to mortgage and groceries, they spit 60/40.
“Him 60 percent me 40 percent, based on the fact that he has two children and I have one. I understand that to some people it might seem a bit roommate-ish, but I’ve loved it and I think it works out great.”
The wife also said that she didn’t care if he wasted his money playing golf because she had her own money.
Their arrangement seemed to be going well until he lost his well-paying job while she was building her career.
For her son’s 15th birthday, she’s planning on buying him a car because she thinks that he deserves it.
“My husband recently came to me upset, because my son was talking about how excited he is to get a car. That upset his step siblings, who haven’t and won’t be getting cars,” she expressed.
Because of her husband’s financial situation, he wants to change how their expenses are split. “He wants me to pay 80 per cent and him 20 per cent. His reasoning is because with his pay cut and his ex wife still taking a large chunk in child support he isn’t able to golf or live the same lifestyle as before.”
Her husband also wants her to buy each of her stepchildren a car to be fair.
“I basically told him he’s out of his mind, and he complains that his ex wife used him for cash and made him pay all the bills, but that’s what he’s trying to do to me,” she went on.
“He didn’t really know how to respond to that, but isn’t talking to me now.”
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts on the matter, with one person saying: “So he was fine with your son to be treated differently to his children when you got together but now he wants them to be equal. The tone of the relationship was set.”
Another wrote: “His kids are his responsibility. He doesn’t get to change the rules now that your are earning more than he is. His attitude about this makes me think that this is probably a doomed relationship at this point.”
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