I have always been independent, even after I became married Our finances remained separate.
I had several bank accounts, one for bills, one for savings etc. We lived comfortably
I became pregnant unexpectedly at the age of 38. Which was wonderful. I had a full time job which I planned to go back to part time. 2 days before maternity leave my boss tried to make me sign a new contract. When I read it,I found out I was being underpaid. I refused to sign and to cut a long story short she made myself and another staff member redundant when my baby was 3 months old. Being a small business there was only a small amount of redundancy. Fair work couldn’t help us with getting any more more.
I was lucky enough to get some temp work which has gone on 4 two years. I get to work from home on weekends which is awesome and I am very lucky. I have tried to get more morn but nothing so far.
I don’t earn what I used too and I now have to ask my husband for money at time. I hate asking. I dislike that I have to ask. I guess it’s pride, but also the fact that I have lost my independance regarding money.
I know it’s not a big deal I am adjusting. I am greatful for what I have
Posted anonymously, 25th April 2015