Well - the title says it all, but explains next to nothing.
Lets see - I read the boards often, and post little…so many of you really don’t know me. I’m knocking on 30’s door and getting married for the 2nd time in exactly six months from today. That, in and of itself, is not the troubling part.
It seems that more and more lately things have been falling apart all around me. For instance, me and the future Mr. skittles seem to be constantly fighting. And its not even about wedding things. There are many things in our relationship and daily lives that just bug me, and he doesn’t seem to notice/get upset about the same things/ or even try to fix them. Perfect example - we live together in a house that is completely paid for. His 28 yr old sister also resides in the house and has her low life boyfriend staying with her. Now, his sister hasn’t had a job in over five years, never graduated high school or even received her GED. She pays NOTHING towards living there. Doesn’t pay towards electric, gas, water, cable - NOTHING. AND - she will CONSTANTLY use our things. Paper towels, yup - her’s for the taking. Food - if its not nailed down - watch out! I stopped putting toilet paper in the downstairs bathroom about a year ago because I was tired of never using that bathroom and just supplying her with it. Now, his mom is constantly buying her food because she makes the mother feel bad for various reasons too long to list on the board. Now - the problem with me and him…I tell him I’m very tired of having to live like this (its been 2 yrs) and that I would like something done about it. He tells me that I just have to learn that nothing is going to change and that is the way things have always been, and will continue to be, until we move into our new house next summer. Now, I can’t stand this. I don’t understand why this can be. Sure, its not my sister, but if it WERE my sister I’d be kicking her to the curb and making sure she realizes that many 28 yr olds don’t just sit around all day doing NOTHING!
So - that is one problem…there are others…
He is very close to his friends. Which is great. I like them - they are swell. Now, he is very concerned is always making sure that he has plans with them, or sees them often. Again, great qualities in a person! Friendships are extremely important. BUT - does he also try to make plans with me? Not really. He has this one friend we’ll call M - he and M go to the movies at least once a month. This is something they both look forward to and it works out great for me on many levels. He and M see movies that I have no interest in seeing - so it means Mr. skittles still gets to see the movies he wants, and I don’t have to sit through them! Everyone is happy! BUT - why doesn’t he even ever think to go to the movies with me? I can’t even think of when the last time he and I went to the movies together. Maybe last summer. And I tell him about movies that I’m interested in seeing and he says he is interested as well - but we never go.
Another problem that drives me insane…he works overnights, I work days. So we have a small window of time each day for us to spend time together. He is often sleeping when I come home from work because he does things when he gets home from work before he goes to sleep - just like I do. Today we had a HUGE fight because he says I don’t help enough with the laundry. Now, I do help with the laundry - I’ll swap the clothes, fold them, and put mine away - he can put his own away. What I don’t do is carrying the clothes down three flights to the basement - nor do I carry them back up. One of the main reason is that the basket is completely shot. I’ve told him that I can’t carry it because its broken and it cuts my hands. He ALWAYS tells me not to worry about it, he’ll carry it. Well, today - having an argument on the phone he tells me that if I don’t start helping with the laundry there are going to be changes. Um, WHAT?! HELLO!!! So I told him about the basket and that he told me not to worry about it - and has told me this on more than one occasion. He has no response to this. That alone makes me more angry.
sigh Please tell me some of this is just normal crap that every couple goes through…