Money Moral Dilemma: Should my partner contribute more to household bills as he works from home?

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edited 8 August at 3:00PM in Energy
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I work part-time from my workplace and look after our child one day a week to save on childcare costs. My partner works full-time from home, using two computers, cooking food and having the lights and heating on as required. He contributes more towards bills than I do, as I reduced my hours, and therefore pay, to care for our child, but I think he should contribute even more, as he uses much more energy, water and so on than I do. Should I ask him to pay more?

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  • bryanb
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    Don’t get too serious, This is a hypothetical thread
    This is an open forum, anyone can post and I just did !
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    QrizB said:
    We have a joint account that receives our salaries, from which household bills are paid and from which we each draw an allowance for personal spending.
    Sounds perfect. Pretty much what happens in our house too.
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