- 8 years ago
Hello hive. I’m obviously using an anonymous ID. I’ve been engaged for about a year and our wedding date is about a year and half away…and suddenly my fiance is being REALLY weird and I think he’s avoiding me. Let me give you some back story. This is long.
We’ve been together for a number of years. Earlier in our relationship he started being weird. Started dissapearing until 6 am, telling me he was with work people. When I asked if I could tag along on occassion he would find excuses to not let me go. He would ignore my calls and texts – including one time we were supposed to see eachother so I drove to his house. He was home, but wouldn’t answer his phone so I just had to go home. Turns out later he had been lying to me and while he will never admit it, I’m 150% positive he cheated on me at least once. We broke up but about a month later he got a hold of me to apologize and was crying about how he didn’t think he knew what he wanted but now he knows and he’s made a big mistake, blah blah blah. I’ve never taken anyone back before but I took him back – knowing that if things went sour again, I had no one to blame but myself. We get back together, everything is awesome. He asks me to move in, we get engaged and now we’re planning our wedding.
So now lets go back two weeks. He likes to take phots and randomly 2 Saturdays ago at about 10 pm he gets up from his computer and decides he’s going to go downtown to take photos. This isn’t necessarily unusual but it’s unusual so late at night, in the middle of winter. I offer to go with but he says I’ll just be cold and bored so I stay home. He finally comes back at 5 am but as far as I can tell he doesn’t have any pictures. I called him at about 2 am just to see what he was up to and he says he’s at this coffee shop. I happened to be working on balancing our accounts and I see a purchase from that coffee shop…1 1/2 hours earlier.
Then for practically every day the last 2 weeks he keeps going out and being gone until 5 am…even 7 am one night. He says he’s going out to a sports bar with coworkers and then going to this pool hall that’s open 24 hours. Who the hell plays pool for 5 hours a night…5 days a week. I’ve tried to see if I could come hang out a couple times because we aren’t seeing any of eachother and he tells me I’d be bored. This is what he would tell me 3 years ago when he was running around behind my back.
Then lastnight we get into this giant fight about money. We’ve recently combined our finances and we agreed I would be in charge because I’m better at that than he is. He suddenly freaks out for no reason with no warning and is all concerned that he doesn’t know what’s happening to his money and he doesn’t understand and why couldn’t we just keep doing what we were doing before. Thing is, we decided to do this because I make twice as much money as he does and we figured this way it would be fair so we could both have spending money while all the bills got paid.
Additionally, I’m the only one who has been contributing any money to our wedding savings. We determined what we were going to save and how much total that would be and planned our budget around that. His contribution is supposed to be a mere $50 a month, and he hasn’t done his part. All the money saved so far is mine. Ultimately I’ll be contributing $8,000 to $9,000 to the wedding while he will be contributing about $2,000. (which is fine, I make more money) We need to put the deposit on our venue and I asked if we could use $200 from his tax return (my whole return is going to the wedding) and he was all weird about it saying he was going to use that money to pay other things off.
I feel like he’s avoiding me and finding ways to not invest financially in the wedding (other then our rings) so that he can perhaps make a clean break. I wouldn’t be so worried about if didn’t have hte past we did. I try to talk to him about it but again, he’s never here and he just gets frustrated and shuts down. I’m I being paranoid?