Anyone else struggling as a SAHM with no help from dad?

Kailie - posted on 01/22/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Struggling as a SAHM. I became a SAHM when my daughter was 5 months old. She is currently now 14 months! My fiance works for the family business and still is being controlled by his family. I have no control over our money and when I need money for things like groceries or diapers or my bills I have to ask and it usually takes days on end to receive it. His mother still goes and cashes his paychecks at the bank and pays his bills. He is 30 years old!!! He also thinks he doesn't have to help out around the house or ever watch our daughter. When he is not working he is usually hunting or working at his 'hobby' farm. I am so fustrated that I have to do EVERYTHING while he gets to just do whatever he wants when he wants to do it. I stay home all the time with my daughter alone and he gets mad when I ask him to stay home on a saturday or a sunday. His family backs him up 100% so I have no support on that side. I am now expecting baby number 2 in the middle of summer which is also the middle of tractor pulling season. ugh I am so fustrated since talking to him doesn't work. Is there anyone else in my position?


Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2013




I dont live with the father of my children. But I know where you're coming from. He sees his children when its convient for him. I recently took him back to court to get the child support he pays me increased cause what I settled for wasnt enough to pay bills and buy my kids stuff. Maybe you should talk to the courts about the money situation. You may be able to take him for child support even though you live together. Just tell them that when you ask for money to buy your daughter things he doesnt give it to you. Hope this helps. Congrats on second baby and best of luck

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