Elizabeth, a successful professional from a family of highly educated professionals, faces a dilemma when she falls for a construction worker who turns out to be wealthy, causing tension with her family, who disapprove of him.
Highly Educated Professionals
Elizabeth came from a family of highly educated professionals, including doctors, surgeons, and dentists, while she also had a successful career and made a good living. When she met her fiancé, who was supervising a roofing crew at her house, she fell for him instantly, despite his vague descriptions of his job and income.
He Was RICH
When they got serious, he revealed that he owned several construction lots and shopping centers and earned as much as her dad’s surgeon salary, but he expected her to keep it a secret.
They Didn’t Approve
Elizabeth’s family disapproved of her fiancé from the start, calling him “tool boy” behind his back and making snide remarks about his profession. The tension escalated when they started planning their wedding, and her parents suggested getting a prenuptial agreement, with her dad making a hurtful comment about her fiancé “going slumming.”
She Lost IT
Elizabeth finally lost her temper and revealed her fiancé’s earnings, causing a rift between her and her family.
He Was Upset
While Elizabeth thought she was defending her fiancé, he was upset that she disclosed his finances to her family, and they got into an argument. Elizabeth was stuck in the middle, with her family mad at her for keeping secrets and her fiancé mad at her for not keeping them.
She Was Torn
She didn’t know what to do, as she loved her fiancé and didn’t want to betray his trust, but she also wanted her family to accept him and stop making hurtful comments.
Therapy and Boundaries Needed
Elizabeth turned to Reddit for advice, and many commenters suggested that she and her fiancé seek counseling to work through their communication issues and differences in values. They also advised her to stand up for her fiancé and set boundaries with her family, while also respecting her fiancé’s wishes for privacy.
Elizabeth realized that she needed to find a balance between her loyalty to her family and her love for her fiancé, and she hoped that they could work through their issues and build a happy future together.
The Internet Responded
This commenter wrote, “Sounds like your husband likes to build relationships on foundations and merits outside of his finances. Meanwhile your family looks down on anyone they deem lesser earners than themselves. I know who’s corner I’d be in. Apologize to your husband and tell your family to stuff it.”
More Internet Opinions
Another person commented this opinion, “He sounds like a lovely, hard working man with humility. She was trying to defend him and was doing it the quickest way possible. Hindsight it wasn’t a good choice but I see the temptation. I hope her family sees the worth in his character.”
A Final Comment
This last person wrote, “Sometimes family sucks in waves. At one time they talk garbage about your SO, other times they are paying your rent because you got laid off. When people don’t suck all the time, when they are actually good to you most of the time, it’s hard to walk away when they hurt you. We don’t know the family’s dynamic here.”
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