A woman inherited a significant sum of money, a surprise windfall that she hadn’t anticipated. This left her in shock, but once recovered, she made a financial decision that caused a conundrum within her relationship.
After the unfortunate passing of her grandfather, the woman inherited over $4 million from his estate. She was not expecting this: “I had no idea he had that much money and was honestly not expecting to receive anything, as I assumed it would all go to my mom”, she explained.
A Lifechanging Decision
After she had time to think, the woman decided she could afford to quit her job and live comfortably off an annual budget of $40,000, focusing on her personal interests and hobbies.
The problems began when the woman’s boyfriend expressed his new expectations from his girlfriend’s newfound wealth. He pressured the woman to cover the entire rent and utilities for their apartment, totalling around $1,200 per month.
The boyfriend also expressed that he wanted to establish a joint savings fund. The woman, however, wanted to keep their finances separate, considering that they had been dating for only a year and a half and were not married.
The woman believed in maintaining financial independence despite her newfound wealth. She considered her boyfriend’s request to be premature, given their relatively short relationship duration.
The couple found themselves in a disagreement over the financial arrangement. The woman continued to pay her share of the rent, even though she was no longer working, and expected her boyfriend to do the same.
Treating The Household
The woman didn’t keep all of her wealth to herself, however. She stated that she “started paying for a housekeeper to come in and clean a few times a week, so our apartment is nearly always spotless and looks great”.
Despite this, the boyfriend accused the woman of selfishness for not shouldering all the expenses, given her significant inheritance.
The woman became conflicted in retaliation to the argument with her boyfriend. On one side, she thought he was acting entitled, selfish and highly expective. On the other hand, she was aware that $4 million was an enormous sum of money, so perhaps she was overreacting to her boyfriend’s requests.
Help From The Web
In an attempt to justify her frustration, the woman headed online to seek the opinion of others. Many readers expressed serious concern regarding the boyfriend and his ‘gold-digging’: “You’re not married – I’d be very wary of marrying him though at this stage if this is his instant reaction to your finances.”
A Word Of Financial Advice
After one commenter had finished attacking the selfishness of the boyfriend, they concluded with another addition to the many financial advice comments: “Judgement aside, stop renting an apartment and buy a house (yourself, not with the boyfriend). Continuing to rent when you could buy property instead is a huge mistake.”
An Enormous Relationship Change
However, even those who sympathized with the woman had something to say about her naivety regarding the abrupt decision. “The bf’s actions were inappropriate, but I cannot even imagine being in this situation and inheriting $4M, and then expecting the relationship to simply go on unchanged without any discussion about the future”, commented one reader.
Defending The Boyfriend
However, not everyone defended the woman, with some commenters even taking sides with the boyfriend. One wrote: “You planning to just live off the money and not work is a little selfish. He’s working hard to pay his half, you’re just using your dead grandpa’s money so you don’t have to”.
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