A 37-year-old man forged a strong bond with his best friend, Roy, back in high school. Their friendship stood the test of time, lasting for years even after graduation. That is, until their housemate Jordan got involved.
Becoming May’s Godfather
During this time, Roy became a father, welcoming his daughter May into the world. Roy and his partner made a significant request of his best friend – they asked him to become May’s godfather, a role that held great significance and responsibility.
Roy’s Turbulent Times
Life took a challenging turn for Roy when he and his wife decided to part ways. As Roy’s closest friend, the man felt compelled to offer support during this difficult period. He suggested that Roy move in with him and their mutual friends, Taylor and Jordan.
Jordan’s Hidden Agenda
Within the new shared living arrangement, tensions began to rise. Jordan, one of the roommates, harbored ill feelings towards the man from the beginning. The man explained: “Jordan had never liked me, and attempted to drive wedges between my friends and me. He did this whenever I wasn’t around, and I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten until it was too late.”
Jordan repeatedly acted bitterly and lied about the man. “He’d make shrewd comments about my girlfriend being out of my league and my career, amongst other things”, the man recounted. “The few people who remained my friends told me in more detail that he lied about me (like saying I had trashed the kitchen when it was really him)”.
The Deceptive Web
The situation took a darker turn when it was revealed that Jordan was not only spreading lies but actively conspiring against the man. It wasn’t long until Jordan had convinced Roy to believe his false claims.
As their lease neared its end, a shocking betrayal was unveiled. Taylor, Jordan, and Roy had been conspiring to evict the man behind his back. Although there was an available room in their five-bedroom home, the rift created by Jordan’s manipulations had made many of his friends hesitant to live with him.
Kicked Out By Roy
Outrageously, the trio decided to kick the man out and bring in two new roommates. This left the man feeling deeply betrayed, especially by Roy, whom he had considered a brother.
At 24 years old, the man was forced to navigate life on his own, facing financial hardships and uncertainty. Despite these trials, he managed to hold onto his job, which ultimately became the cornerstone of his future success, enabling him to live very comfortably.
Six years later, a surprising revelation came to light. Jordan, fueled by alcohol, confessed to Taylor and Roy that he had intentionally orchestrated the man’s eviction. Roy and the others made attempts at reconciliation, but despite his best efforts, the man could not fully mend the broken trust.
The Present Dilemma
Fast-forward to the present day, Roy’s daughter May (who was also the man’s godchild) graduated from school. Roy approached the man, requesting financial assistance for May’s college education. Given the events of over a decade ago and the significant distance that had grown between them, the man declined this request.
Sharing the Dilemma Online
The man’s decision was met with disapproval from Roy and his family, and even the man’s own mother. Thankfully, his wife was angered by the audacity of Roy’s request. However, the man felt conflicted and decided to share his dilemma online for a second opinion. “With friends like this, who needs enemies?” concisely wrote one reader.
Defending the Man’s Decision
The man was relieved to see the majority of readers defend his decision. “Godparents paying for college is not a thing”, one person pointed out. “You’re supposed to make sure the kid is raised Christian and possibly take in the kid if the parents die.”
Roy is Not a True Friend
Many people offered harsh but frank advice to the man, pointing out that despite their past bond, Roy was not a true friend. One commenter wrote, “You can tell by the way that they have behaved towards you in the past that these people don’t like you… they just like the idea of your money.”
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