My boyfriend and I both have houses that we own. I make more money than he does and he has a bigger house in a better nieghborhood than i do and we have been together for over 5 years and thought it would be time to move in to one household. We rented my house (for under what my mortgage and bills are) and then i moved in with him. He has a very hard time paying for his mortgage when I did not live with him and now when i do live with him, i give him 1/2 of his mortgage plus pay all the bills because he never has the money. I am also paying for my house for the things that are not covered. I don't think it is fair first of all that i pay 1/2 for his mortgage when it is his house and he will be the one getting the equity if he sells, not me. I also don't think it is fair he does not pay for any of the bills because he never has the money. I knew when i moved in with him that things would be hard because of some financial issues he has been through lately, but I'm not sure what should be done. He does not even pay for the groceries. I have told him to step up and get another job if he has to or else i will just have to move back home when my renters lease is up (which is not for 9 more months). My savings account is dwindling away and I'm not sure what else to do. He has stated to just "don't pay the bills" if he can't give me money for them, but then we get disconnection notices and i just can't live that way so i end up paying them anyway! I think this situation is a little different to split the bills more for the person who makes more money, when there is a house involved because the other person is not entitled to any of the portion if it sold. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Moving In Together: Money Matters
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