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pantsjustpants Tue 28-Jun-16 18:51:36

Dh had a very nasty accident earlier in the year. He can't return to his original job as his leg just isn't up to it and is still nowhere near recovered. This has led to a complete change in circumstances. I now work full time and he's at home with the kids, and home studying to re-train.

Up until about 3 weeks ago he was unable to drive, so I had the car. Now he can drive, it's driving me nuts! I can't get to work as early as I'd like because that means dragging the kids out before school/pre-school, I have to give him a time to pick me up and I can't just pop out as and when I need to. Eventually he'll need the car for his new career, and obviously over the school hols. So, aibu to want a second car? I'm talking about small run around, probably less than £1k. You'd think I'm asking the earth from his reaction!

CatThiefKeith Tue 28-Jun-16 18:55:45

No YANBU. Can you afford it?

pantsjustpants Tue 28-Jun-16 19:17:04

Yes, definitely. Plus I have a pay rise coming soon.

Pearlman Tue 28-Jun-16 19:18:57

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Pinkheart5915 Tue 28-Jun-16 19:29:04

You say you can afford it so absolutely get you own car why not? Yanbu

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Tue 28-Jun-16 19:36:37

Why is this even an issue. You need a car - go and get one!

RatSandmIce Tue 28-Jun-16 19:44:34

Why is he so dead set against it?

Scarydinosaurs Tue 28-Jun-16 20:00:20

What are his objections?

Arfarfanarf Tue 28-Jun-16 20:07:39

Why does the car default to him? He's doing the same now as he was three weeks ago right? So how were the kids getting to school three weeks ago and why do you have to give the car up?

Yes if buying and running a second car is affordable then get one.

If he is dead set against a second car - then he needs to be the carless one! When it's affecting him i bet he changes his mind.

pantsjustpants Tue 28-Jun-16 20:20:11

Yes, he's running me to and from work. But the nature of my job means varied start and finish, and I'm often out visiting customers or suppliers.

His main objection is that we don't need another one, it's working fine now and is waste of money.

He has the car because he's been doing lots of running around during the day. He coped fine without the car as we live 3 doors from school and 5 min walk from Pre-school. I popped out to take him to physio, and take annual leave for hospital appointments. In his defence, he's done a lot for my parents the last week or so. Dad is having a hip replacement tomorrow, and mum can't go out on her own due to a brain injury.

Arfarfanarf Tue 28-Jun-16 20:28:08

Of course you need a car. How do you manage to do your job now he's taken the car?

If another car is not needed according to him then he should be the one to manage without it!

whois Tue 28-Jun-16 20:35:22

If you can afford it of course get a second car! No question.

Penfold007 Tue 28-Jun-16 20:40:45

You don't need a run around car, he does.

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 28-Jun-16 20:42:26

It sounds as if you actually do NEED a second car, so his argument is destroyed. Get thee to Autotrader forthwith.

ravenia Tue 28-Jun-16 20:55:58

If you can afford it, not unreasonable at all. Especially if with your payrise you could afford to buy and run it without his help.

pantsjustpants Tue 28-Jun-16 22:08:33

I'm already on Auto trader grin.

He's a stay at home dad at the moment whilst his leg heels and he re-trains, so he doesn't actually have any money to contribute.

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