I'd set your sights a little lower - you aren't gonna have a lot of change left after you go buy a spine.
:P Me and my wife have a 50/50 thing going on here, we both compromise a lot. We both discuss any purchase with each other first. Its part of being in a healthy Growing relationship. She is a awesome woman and to be honest if I were to be "OWNED" by anyone I would rather it be her, she is a very compisinate woman who allows me to be me(a nerd). So laugh it up, Ill laugh with you...my wife owns me :D
This is what it looks like when an adult responds to children on the internet =)
Haha, right, because nothing says 'adult' like having to be sat down and given an allowance, especially out of money you are the sole earner of. That's not so much a 50/50 thing as 0/100. Can you even imagine if he'd come in here and told this story with the roles reversed? He'd have been ripped to fffuuu for being sexist, controlling and incredibly patronising (and probably chastised as a freeloader for good measure).
How old are you/are you in a committed relationship?
Someones about to make a point via extreme generalization over what a real committed relationship is supposed to be like. Can't wait. =D
I was in a committed relationship for 8 years and my gf and I are still best friends. When we were together we had our own money and did what we wanted with it when we wanted, there was no permission or anything like that, we were two separate people that loved each other, that's it. That's why to me if looks like he's owned(even if he's not), so tell me, is that what committed relationships are "supposed" to be like or did my gf and I do it wrong?
How did your girlfriend and you arrange paying rent/mortgage, food and utilities? And what about children, like OP? Did you pay what you wanted when you wanted?
We split everything down the middle and whatever was left of our own cash was ours to hold or spend, no kids(thank god).