Originally Posted by phillydilly
Right now, my gf writes me a check for mortgage at end of month
don't really want to derail thread or anything, but if you are the sole holder of the mortgage and you are making the gf split the mortgage with you, that's pretty murky stuff. in effect she's buying you equity in a house. it's not the same as if you were renting together, since at the end (if there's an end), you own the place and she gets nothing. i'm guessing that probably what's happening is that she's paying <1/2 of total expenses, and it just works out that she's paying some of the mortgage and that's how you put it, but if you're splitting everything 50/50 and she has not equity in the mortgage, it's pretty screwed up.