I need to vent and I'm sure there are women here who completely understand this. My STBX makes really good money. I on the other hand do not. Yes, he pays his fair share in CS. But... He kicked our son and I out of the house in August and has not been making the mortgage pmt since then. So not only does he bring home way more money, he had way more money to spend. So here I am living paycheck to paycheck. Barely able to afford Christmas and I can do that only because I've done without anything that wasn't a complete necessity. I pay my rent, bills (as best I can) and make sure my son does not go without. All the while my STBX is spending money like crazy. Complete new wardrobe, all new stuff for the house, new $9000 quad, new truck.. New everything! And other than CS what has he done for our son? Bought him one shirt and a pocket knife. That's it! In four months, he's spent about $50 on our son! I am jealous of his money. I'm jealous and mad that I used to be able to spend like that and now I can't. But more than anything I'm mad because I can't provide the lifestyle that my son was accustomed to and his dad can, but chooses not to. On one hand it's just further proof that he's a jerk, but on the other, I just want my old life back.
on Dec. 13, 2012 at 1:48 AM