Jennifer - posted on 02/12/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Married. I have one child, husband has 3 from previous marriage and we have one on the way (a surprise baby :) lol). Aside from child support, we are on a "budget" or even if you would call it that. I manage the finances or try to. He gets his kids every other weekend, and I get my kid every other weekend & week. Whevenr he has his kids, all he does is spend money on them. I tell him our projected finances for the month ahead and tell him we cannot spend more than so and so on misc items. When he gets his kids he always goes over that by a lot. Then he gets mad at me when we don't have money to buy groceries. He tells me I don't know how to manage finances and that he needs to do it. If I buy my kid anything (like new pants because her old don't fit) he gets so mad at me and says I spoil her. For her birthday I brought her to build a bear to make a bear and took her out to eat (no more than $30)...he got mad. He took his daughter out and spent over $180 in the course of 2 hours and the week before took his son out and spend over $100 for his. I can't even buy myself a friggin maturnity shirt and when I get frustrated and upset he says we will be fine. I don't feel like it though. All the money I never buy myself anything and rarely buy my child anything unless she needs it. He goes out crazy all the time with his kids and then gets mad when I tell him we can afford out bills. I think he should do the finances for once and see what it is like, after all I am "doing it all wrong"