I could do with some perspective on a situation that I’m in (and just to get it out of my system).
Little background, I’ve been with my GF for 7 years. We only started living together last year due to being at different universitys. We lived together when I did my Msc and she finished her final year.
When she finished, she looked for jobs and found one in an area we had never been to before so fresh start. We looked for houses and found a flat that is about 35mins from her work without traffic. I was finishing off my MSc so I said fine, I’ll move in with her and find a job locally when I’ve finished my dissertation. Distance from her work was agreed to beless than ideal but I was never asked to pay towards petrol/car.
Fast forward 6 months, I’ve got my first full time job in the town that we live in and she still commutes. It takes her about 1 hr each way with traffic. It takes me 25 mins by bike. Now, she wants me to pay half of her petrol bill (about £100/month) until we can move halfway between our two jobs or just continue paying if we stay in the flat. There was a sixth month break claws in which we could move flat but we decided not to, shortly after she asked me to start paying. We now have to wait another 6 months until we can move.
I have no issue with contributing towards the petrol and have been paying for petrol on weekends when we use it together, but she wants me to pay the £100/month. That’s £1200/yr for her to go work. This is also assuming my commuting costs are £0.
She insists that if I lived further away and my commuting costs were higher, then she would pay the difference so its 50/50.
Does this sound fair? Am I being a tight/stingy...