Recently I was talking with a co-worker. We where talking about our families and our (my) current living arrangements.
When I told her, that I left the house to my ex she ice cold said:
“I would have not done that. You have given up a career for the children. He should sell the house and give you half of the money as you earned it, you are entitled to it!”
I very consciously decided to bring life into this world. I wanted these children. And I was lucky enough that my ex earned enough so that I could stay at home and get to spend precious time with them and raise them.
I, decided to stay at home and not work!
My ex has been paying the mortgage and will continue to do so. So why, when I don’t contribute to it, am I entitled to the house and the money?
Only because I gave birth to his children? That is just ridiculous!
Why are people still so materialistic? Money does not make you happy!
This co-worker will definitely not become a friend of mine, I can tell you that!