I am a single mom of two who splits custody 50/50 with my ex and his wife. I receive no aid, and though my ex husband’s household makes 4x what I make, we split everything right down the middle. This does not halve our expenses, by the way, though I’m sure you’ll see a reason to simplify it down to that; we still keep up two residences, and feed, clothe, and educate two complete children. The difference is that it doesn’t completely bankrupt him each month, but it does me. And while we are amicable, and cooperate as co-parents, there is no man bringing any bacon home or winning any bread at my house (the house I’m lucky to have, as before I received a recent promotion at work, I was too poor to afford rent) and never was I “taken care of” by anyone.
This is my OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, so I’m not lying or calling sexism foul or trying to shut you down, but this is the biggest load of bullshit I’ve read in a long while. I’m laughing hysterically.
God help any woman who gets stuck with you.