Here is my situation: I have three children from a first marriage and one child from this marriage. I receive $500/month child support from my ex for the 3 children we had together. My current husband thinks that I should pay more than 1/2 for the utilities and groceries for our home per month because I have 3 kids from my previous marriage and because I get child support. I am wondering if there is anyone else in my situation and how you have come to agreement on household expenses and groceries for the month. It is causing a lot of problems for us right now b/c I certainly don't want him to feel that I am taking advantage of him or need his money but I also want things to be fair for me as well. How we have it set right now is that he gives me approx $100/month for groceries and household supplies and we split utilities evenly. We do have separate checking accounts and keep our bills from b/f our marriage separate and we are each responsible for those bills.
Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated!!