Thanks to both of you, you're both right!
Honestly, no, my boyfriend doesn't really contribute in any real financial way. If he was gone, we'd probably actually have more money due to the fact that we wouldn't have to buy food or use the car as much. He works a lot, but mainly just saves his own money for his own stuff.
My main negative is that I'd have to rely on my dad to drive me around and stuff, and he's very unreliable and has mental illnesses of his own. Other than that, the negatives are mainly just for my boyfriend. As in, I think it would be worse on him than me. I really care about him, but I am getting tired mentally/emotionally of having to deal with the way he treats me. It's not fair to me to have to put up with it everyday. He's gotten better, but its still hard for me...I just never treat people in a mean way, really. That might sound like I'm tooting my own horn, but in some ways its a bad thing. I tend to be so forgiving that situations like this arise where I am letting someone basically take advantage of me. But yeah, I need to think about what I can do. :P
--Patrick, aka Misterkatamari
I'm active on several boards. Main issues are: Chronic Pain due to Scoliosis & 2 Herniated Discs, possible DDD and arthritic facet joints. Also active in the Depression/Anxiety boards. Meds include: Prozac 40mg, Xanax .5 mg, Tramadol 50mg
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell