Some live by the saying, “What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine.” Living with this philosophy can be devastating for any relationship.
The original poster (OP), who we’ll refer to as Ruby, is married to her husband, who works full-time.
However, twice a week during the school year, she works at a daycare. All of Ruby and her husband’s money goes into a joint account, and they each receive an allowance after each paycheck.
With some free time on her hands, Ruby does commissioned artwork a few times per year. However, Ruby doesn’t consider this “income” because it isn’t consistent.
One day, Ruby’s husband requested that she split her art commission since “he doesn’t have a hobby that gives him extra income.”
Ruby’s husband proposed that they split the commissions 50/50 or that 80% would go to Ruby’s art fund to continue her hobby, and they could split the remaining money 50/50.