Dear ShakeUp Team,
My boyfriend and I have a two year old son and we’ve lived together for the last 3 years. My bae lost his job about 6 months ago and has been getting unemployment ($500) but has been unable to find work. I feel some type of way that we are going on month 7 and he hasn’t got a job, and does not want to contribute the $500 he gets monthly to our household. I work full time and at this point am maintaining our rent, bills and misc expenses. I don’t expect him to use all of his income on the house, but I don’t feel that he’s justified (if I can be honest) in buying ANYTHING without running it by me, and secondly ANYTHING AT ALL anyway! I’m really thinking about leaving and with Christmas around the corner, think that I should let him know that we’ll have to go our separate ways if he doesn’t have something by the first of the year. Am I taking things too far or am I just frustrated? He’s trying, but it’s not enough. I don’t feel like I should be doing this by myself.