I’ve been in a serious relationship with a man for 7.5 years now. It started out great. We went places, on vacations with our kids together. Then we stopped for money reasons, but we still did all our staycations together with our kids. When vacation time came…we spent it together, whether or not we went anywhere.
BUT… two years ago, during Spring break I was surprised when he took just his daughter away for a few nights without us, because I couldn’t afford to split the cost. I felt ditched, left out, just because we couldn’t afford it. I should mention that his daughter goes away on vacation a lot with her mom. She’s become a bit of a traveler in her mature 14 years of age, so now she’s always asking him to take her places, like other countries. She doesn’t mind if we come along…she just wants to go away somewhere.
Now, this summer he wants to go away too, but I can’t afford to split the cost. So, I suggested we all go away somewhere more local and affordable. He said no and asked if I could pitch in for all of us. I said I couldn’t. So, because I can’t afford it, he’s going to just take her.
Am I just being insecure or am I getting the shaft?