I broke up with my fiance. We disagreed on finances. I was the breadwinner
(rent, food,etc). She worked part-time while she paid off her student debt
and her credit card debt. She worked part-time because she didn't want a
'desk' job. I got layoff notices at work and so I suggested to her that we cut
costs for Christmas which would mean us not flying home to see her
parents. I had paid for our last flight 3 months ago to see her parents. Also,
I haven't flown home to see my parents in 2 years. She said I was
controlling her and that all I cared about was money. She then agreed in
principle but said she would be really sad and down for Christmas. I just
saw this as a huge indicator of problems to come and broke up with her.
Also, in the past there were other issues like her staying in touch with her exes, having pictures all over fb etc. I told that I found it disrespectful and somehow she played the controlling card again.
EDIT : I haven't dated a whole lot which is why I was caught unprepared to deal with a lot of this. I spent most of my early years working hard to get to where i am today. In the relationship I was left to fend for myself and make decisions as I saw fit. Only after when the relationship ended did my family and friends know what was going on and they were not happy. They said I should have said something sooner.