The Moneyist: ‘I cook and clean’: I live with my boyfriend. We’re both 51. I pay for all utilities and groceries. Now he wants me to pay half his mortgage.

The Moneyist


‘I am very confused on how to handle this. Some people say pay half and others say move out.’

“I have nothing to my name, no security, and I’m not sure if it is a smart thing to do. Can you please help?”


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Dear Quentin,

I have been in a relationship with this man for five years. I moved into his home a year ago. The plan was for me to pay all the utilities, dog expenses, and groceries. I cook and clean, and take care of things around the house and now he is asking me to pay half his mortgage. He does not want to marry me — nor put me on the deed to his home. 

I…

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