This post was submitted by JJ.
I have been dating my boyfriend for ten months. When we first met, we used to go out and hang with friends, but now he'd rather stay home all the time and play games on his PC. He has two children ages 11 and 3 and I have two sons ages 19 and 17. He just started school and he is gone from 2:30PM to 1AM... because he carpools. I am stuck with his children who are good kids for the most part but I feel like I am a live-in babysitter!
I have already raised two children by myself. The thing is, he says thank you for what I do but he never takes me out, or buys me flowers or anything. I had my own business and basically gave it up to stay home with his 3-year-old because his ex doesn't pay child support, so we can't afford daycare.
He spends money on his PC games for power-ups or whatever he does on there, but cant take me out? He doesn't even ever want to go to the beach or the park. I used to be on-the-go all the time and now day in and day out, I sit in the house. I am trapped though because I don't have a job and can't just pick up and leave.
I do love him, but this is not fun. Any suggestions?