Each year the IRS sets new income limits and credit amounts.The claimant themselves must be employed, but they may be self-employed.And to supplement that, you asked for an allowance, because affording rent, tuition and supplies was suddenly cost-prohibitive? The rules do change when you’re living together, engaged, or married. The bigger issue, Bob, is this: the RIGHT woman doesn’t WANT you to bail her out. And by taking responsibility for HER lack of finances, you are the enabler who allows this to continue…and then you resent her for it.If I’m paying 00/month rent and my fiance lives in my room and can’t afford to contribute much to our monthly expenses, that’s fine. The right woman wouldn’t ASK you to subsidize her education and strain your finances. If you think this woman is your future wife, then perhaps this is a sacrifice that you want to make on her behalf.
until she decided to return to school to get an advanced degree.
She now can only work part-time, and has trouble paying her bills.
On top of that, her car recently died and she had no money to get another one.
I have a decent job (making about 100K per year), but I just don’t like the idea of giving anyone money. Government, she’s AIG – and your relationship is still ill-defined.
We appear to be breaking up over this, since she says she really can’t stand the thought of her man not helping her out if he can afford to do so. As I see it, the real problem here is that you bailed her out without having a commitment – and now she feels entitled to more bailout money. She’s relying on you as a husband even though you’re not a husband.