Hiya, I have supported myself for 15 years now. Me & OH have been together 6 years and have always split things 50/50. I am worried about having to be dependent on him - particularly after my maternity pay stops. I don't really want to go back to work till the baby is at least a year old and he is happy to support me. BUT... I don't know how I will feel about having to ask someone for money everytime I need something. I'm not talking luxury items, just day to day stuff, tampax etc.. How do others cope with this? I know the problem i in my head but how do I get over this?