Ask Amy: This relationship really needs a payday
Dear Amy: I am involved with a recently divorced man.
“Steve” has two children (both adults).
I have four children — also grown and out of the home.
Steve’s marriage was over before I met him.
Steve and I operate a small but very successful business together.
Here's the problem: Steve’s 19-year-old daughter works for us.
She gets paid for 40 hours a week, even though she only works about 25 hours, at most.
Steve makes sure her phone is paid for, has bought her a very expensive laptop, and has bought her a brand-new luxury model car. (She now expects a new one.)
We pay her health insurance.
She lives in her boyfriend’s house. Her boyfriend’s parents own the house, and her rent is way below market price.