I'm new here & hate to make my first post one where.I'm ranting & raving, but I've got to vent because I can't take it any longer. My son is almost 8 weeks old. Six weeks before he was born, the business I had worked at.for 4 years closed, leaving.me.relying on $247 a week in unemployment to live off of. While I was pregnant, my boyfriend bought just a handful of things for our baby, while I, along with my family, busted my.butt to buy all the baby would need. In the past 8 weeks, my boyfriend has literally not spent one penny on our son. Everything he needs, I have to buy. When I mention money issues to him, he tells me that I know he'll help when he can in a few weeks once he gets started back to work good (he's always off during the winter because of the type of work he does & gets unemployment during that time). I've all but begged him for money to help with our son, but he never offers. What's even more irritating is that just a few days ago, he went and borrowed several thousand dollars to buy a 2-door Blazer with (very practical for a family...) & is taking what he had left to buy rims, have it repainted, etc. This is his "project" since he already has another vehicle. It's not like he's a kid, either. He'll be 30 this year & should be more responsible than that. I just don't know what to do anymore. He doesn't seem to see a problem with this, but I've been pushed as far as I can be. This isn't even all of the problems we've had since our son was born, but that's another long post for another day. I just don't understand why he doesn't think he should help. He says he wants us to be a family, but how can we be a family.when I'm the only one buying what our son needs? Maybe I'm overreacting. I don't know.
on Apr. 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM