Re: Wife's Contribution
In my past marriage I worked full time, making about 65% of my ex's income.
He paid rent, I paid utilities and daycare. We both were buying groceries, both providing for our daughter. Everyone paid his/her own car, insurance, credit cards, clothing etc., provided for kids from previous marriages.
I did all housework and all childcare, he mowed the lawn. Both shoveled snow.
He always paid for nights out, but we both paid family vacations.
Ended up pretty bad. Ex felt used because his contribution into common expenses was bigger than mine (the rent was 3000/month while utilities just 800) and because I've never paid for nights out. My argument about my non-financial contribution was not accepted.
Ex husband wanted "equal" partnership, where both contribute 50% into common bills and everyone pays his/her personal expenses. Both do housework and childcare. I rejected because ex was messy and did not do well with children. So I would end up doing all myself or barking at him for poor quality. Besides I find unfair splitting bills equally when incomes are not equal.
if I ever consider another marriage, it will certainly not be the "equal partnership". I will be contributing less financially and more non-financially. Otherwise I don't feel like a woman.
That's my opinion, which I don't expect to be supported by everyone. 50/50 partnership is a roomate relationship to me, and I don't sleep with room mates.
Last edited by BeautyBeast; 03-11-2016 at 01:17 PM.