PLEASE HELP: My broke husband wants me to send some money to his parents every month


Dear Aunty Lisa

My husband earns half of what I get. This isn’t a problem because we have had an understanding about it for a while, but he has recently begun asking me to send some money to his family every month.

They aren’t very well off, so he wants to help them in some way. I didn’t have a problem with it at the start, but it is beginning to annoy me because he expects me to do this indefinitely and just assumes I am okay with it.

It’s not as if I don’t want to help his family, but I also have a right to decide where my money is going, and don’t like the idea of sending them an amount for years. If I speak to him about this, he will accuse me of being insensitive. What do I do?

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