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Thank you to all for your suggestions. The 'sinking ship' is exactly how I feel. Spouse gets an 'attaboy' at work and he goes immediately to buy a new suit or watch. How many watches does a person need?? I have 1 gold and 1 silver. That's enough.

Very frustrating but I don't see light at the end of the tunnel with regard to that relationship so I am doing what I need to in order to be in a better position for when the inevitable comes. There are more issues than money of course...but in the interest of ensuring I can make it on my own without that second paycheck is my goal. I admit to buying whatever he wanted but they have come to expect without being appreciative. Just wants to keep up with the Jones'. Gets irritated when neighbor gets a new car. They don't have kids. I haven't bought a car since 2007. I use my 2001 as my commuter car. But he wants a mercedes. WHY? Our kids are in carseats. Not conducive to the family life. Some friend has one and he 'needs' one now. But his credit score keeps him from getting it. Along with the fact he won't pay his current note on time. So frustrating.

So when I say I am doing this alone...I really mean it as one day, I will be. I just need a little guidance in getting on the road to good fiscal health.

Thank you all for lending your much appreciated opinions.
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