Michelle - posted on 10/06/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
My wife believes that because her parents are raising her children that as their step-parent, I am obligated to provide the same financial benefits to them that I would to my son. My wife also has hardly worked in the year we've been married. I'm carrying the household finances. Her daughters do not live with us. Up until recently, they came over on a regular basis. She expects our household to provide the same amount of money for birthday parties, presents, outings, holidays, etc as I do for my biological son. Otherwise, it isn't seen as fair and will cause issues between the children. She also believes it's unfair for us to take my son (who is living with us) on outings without her children and to sign him up for any recreational activities. Thoughts on how to negotiate this battle?