My husbands spending is negatively impacting our family. He spends between $350 – $400 a fortnight on smokes, beer and coffee. We can’t afford it. If he runs out he just uses bill money. Because of his spending we can’t live comfortably and it’s a struggle to afford basics. I feel like my kids are going without and so am I. I am incredibly frustrated by all this ‘wasted’ money that could be going towards caring for our kids and doing things as a family. We don’t do anything nice as we can’t afford to go out. I struggle to pay the bills with what is left. I have no issue with him having some spending money each fortnight for what he chooses but all his bad habits are costing more than we can afford. What would you do?
Posted anonymously, 4th October 2020