We never had money issues before the A. We weren't rich but we got by. Now I have to worry about being able to pay this bill or can I put off that bill for a couple of days. Or having enough to cover the mortgage. The list goes on and on.
It makes me just.... and what makes it worse is when I bring up these issues his response is always, "It will be alright" or "We will be okay". Early in our relationship,I dug my fWH out of a debt hole that nearly bankrupted him so he is used to living on the edge; I am not. I've worked since I was 13 years old and have never EVER been late for a payment of any kind but know, thanks to my fWH's idiocy, my financial health is being dinged. Grr... Ugh...I can feel the steam coming out of my ears and making my hair frizz. Another thing to blame on my fWH!!!!!
[Edited because I can't type when I'm angry.]
[This message edited by Mack9512 at 9:36 AM, August 7th (Wednesday)]
How about if you have your fWH work this out with you. Make him sit down with you each month and learn how difficult it is to juggle the $ and rob Peter to pay Paul.
Pull your credit report and show him what it looks like and explain what the score means and how it affects your ability to get loans and better interest rates.
Even if he still doesn't understand or think it's that big of a deal, I don't think that this burden should rest solely on your shoulders. He needs to be a part of this clean-up.
It's called accepting responsibility.
In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.
WH spent $600 plus a paycheck on A related things or just going out to bars and trying to get other people drunk. He also got demoted TWICE because of "suspicions" of adultery (military).
I just came back from trying to work out a deal with the electric company....so that they would wait til payday so that they won't shut off the power...on me and my 5 month old. Many of our bills are late. I hate opening the mailbox now. And like you, we were never rich...but we could always pay all of the bills on time and have a pretty decent amount of money left over to decide what to do with.
All he has to say? "It'll be okay. We will get it all straightened out in a few months and be back to normal." Yeah, we may...but not before our credit takes a ginormous nose dive.
It angers me that his selfishness has infected EVERY aspect of our lives. And that is the sad part, we have to deal with all of the consequences of their actions. On top of all of the emotional trauma.
It was a real sense of justice when I learned that some of the creditors finally just shut him down, because of his trouble with boundaries...someone finally chose to have him do the rules.
Sometimes I've been physically ill because of all the money simply for gas and eating for him to continue the A while "we" were so financially strapped and bills were late. Always there was gas and eating out money. Or maybe charging?
A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess
Perserverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.