**CFLGHO** â¥ - posted on 05/21/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
He has two children from a previous marriage where he pays their mother $400 a week. He has only been giving me $50 a week for the past 2 years for half of daycare of our child. It took weeks for him to buy our son underwear when I asked and I've asked him to get him some summer clothes month ago and he hasn't done anything. He does see our son and spend time with him but if our son has dirty laundry he sends it home for me to wash when I have to pay to do laundry and he has a washer and dryer in his home. I just felt like he was taking advantage of me because he didn't think I would take him to court about it. He knew that I struggle financially and he's said before that he wishes he could help out financially more but hasn't offered to at all. He's even let me borrow money before as long as I have paid him back. So I did what I had to do. But now he is so upset with me says he has lost respect for me as a person and they way I went about this was vindictive! He's is impossible to talk to about anything he always says its a bad time so if i would have tried to talk to him and ask him for more money he would have just blown me off. He has made me feel now like i am the bad guy in this situation. But I count on the little bit of money that he does pay me weekly so I was scared that if I told him I filed that he would stop helping altogether until we went to court. Did I handle this the wrong way or is he just upset and hurt and being a bully??