Reply to Stay at Home Parents and Christmas

My side of the family is huge compared to his. He’s mentioned he wants to buy everyone on my side a gift but we realistically can not afford it. His side is just his mom, sister, and nephew. I don’t like asking for money because it’s tight and my side is pretty well off compared to his. We don’t keep money separate. He keeps it all and Venmo’s me money when I need it for bills and things like that. But I never ask for money just to spend it. @Elena - I feel the same way but with my partner. I can’t use his money to buy him Christmas/birthday gifts. And even for my own birthday I had my brother buy him the new Call of Duty cause that’s the only time I can actually get him something from me.