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I live with my mom- again. I moved out at 20 and was married until I was 31 with three kids. I divorced my husband and went to my mom's with the kids- but we're still here. I've had mental health issues in the last year or two, which has mad it hard for me to work, although i have managed to hold a couple jobs AND I went back to school for a while. (College).
The thing is, my mom has always claimed my kids and this hits me weird. That is nearly 4k per year. I am struggling here and I KNOW rationally that she's supporting us and we live in a great place, but I feel if I had the tax refund I could feel more independent. Its hard. I'll be 36 on Friday. So this year's taxes are done and she's crying to me that they'll be in a whole lot of trouble if she doesn't claim all 3 of my kids. But they just bought a VERY nice used car, have a motorhome..... It just hits wrong somehow. I can never get ahead- although admittedly I'm not living the the ghetto. To top everything off, she's told my kids that we're going to Disney World in October! Unless she pays for all of it, I don't think we can go. Not fair to them! It isn't like I want to go on a spending spree. I have quite a few bills, but most of all, I have a car that is over 200K miles and I'm in desperate need of a replacement.
As a side note, my ex- refuses to have the kids any longer than we "agreed". For example, he comes over exactly- and no sooner- than when he said, and leaves at 8 p.m. - not even making sure the kids are truely in bed yet! So last night, I ask him to get our daughter at the normal time, rather than an hour later as he'd decided- and he called me on the phone and called me a "psychotic crazy B*"! and hung up.