I read the letter to your column from the wife whose husband refused to hand over her $1,200 stimulus check. If he is the only one who’s working and has to pay ALL the bills in the house, why should he give her half of the stimulus money? He’s the one who needs help — not her!
I can’t believe the sick selfishness of you people where men are concerned.
I’m in the same situation. Of course, I’m a generous man. She’ll get a couple of hundred bucks to go shopping — and that’s it. As I pay 100% of everything in the household, I will never give my wife $1,200 to blow her stimulus check in the store, while I’m struggling to make ends meet.
Why am I wrong to keep most of the money?
Sick & Tired
Because it doesn’t have your name on it, even if it’s deposited into a joint bank account. Because it’s a tax credit based on your 2020 tax returns. Because if you file a joint tax return, the $2,400 check should be split. Because if your wife files her own $1,200 tax return, it belongs to her.
Because controlling how much money you give to your wife from her stimulus infantilizes her. Because she’s not a child, she’s an adult and your wife. Because you vowed to love and honor each other. Because dishing out a few hundred dollars from her check is demeaning and patronizing.
I received my ex-husband’s $1,200 stimulus check because we filed joint…
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