Me and my childrens father live together. Although he helps out alot with the bills he is always broke. Whenever he gets a paycheck he gives me money for bills then whatever he has left, usually about $200 he spends that within 2 or 3 days and comes asking me for money. I dont know what I am complaining for because he has always been really bad with money ever since we started dating and had our first child together over 10 years ago. He keeps lying about how things are going to change but they never do. I really want out of this relationship but I am afraid that maybe its better for me to be with him than without him. I mean for the kids sake especially. Because I know that he is not going to be in their lives if I end it with him. I dont see myself marrying him. After he asked me for $10 today I told him that I am so sick of this and that he was going to have to find his own place and that I was going to just do things on my own because I am never going to get anywhere with him. He never takes me seriously. He didn't even respond to what I said. He has a drinking and smoking habit that is very costly and I am sure that this is where most of his money is going. I dont mind giving him money here and there but this is a every week thing. How can I get him to finally take me serious?