Idagirl Posted August 17, 2017 Share Posted August 17, 2017 A couple wants to move in Partner #1 one 9 yr old child at home full time..makes $90,000 a year And also gets $600 per month in social security for 9 yr old daughter. (Other parent past away a couple years ago from drug addiction, wasn't active in child's life from the start) puts half in saving for her college fund and uses the rest. Owns home...works anywhere from 8 to 16 hrs a day Monday - Friday Partner #2, one 13 yr old daughter full time makes $30,000 a year.. no child support, works full time and OT as needed during busy seasons Monday - Friday.. will be giving up apartment and furniture unless they want to pay for a storage unit. Pays $700 per month plus all utilities for apartment now Partner #1 asking $500 per month to go towards $1400 monthly mortgages payment and half the utilities on a large home, and doing the grocery shopping. Will not be getting married since partner #1 has done it twice already. Partner #1 has depended on older daughter that doesn't live at home to step in as the absent parent role while working long hours. Birthday party planning, dentist and doctor appointments, haircut appointments, taking her to sport practices, shopping for clothes, christmas, holidays, picking up from daycare, and any other errands that need to be done that partner #1 is too busy to get to cause of long hours most days. This role will be given to Partner #2. Letting oldest daughter off the hook.. Does this sound fair? If not, what can be done different. Both Partners #1 and #2 need to feel they are gaining and no resentments build. Link to comment
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