A Reddit user shares that he’s been dating a girl for only a few months. But she is angry because he is unwilling to spend his recent inheritance on her and her debt.
Wasn’t Expecting To Receive Anything
The original poster (OP) said he didn’t consider himself close to his aunt. So, he wasn’t expecting anything from his aunt after she passed away.
According to OP, her estate left behind millions of dollars in assets, of which a majority went to his aunt’s children. He received about $50,000, which he put toward paying off his student loan debt.
She Accused Him For Keeping A Secret From Her
OP’s girlfriend found out about the inheritance and was upset OP was keeping secrets from her. To OP, he never felt a need to talk about it. To him, he used most of it immediately.
On the other hand, OP’s girlfriend said he should have spoken to her about the inheritance, and OP could have used it to help her situation.
Her remarks shocked OP because they were only been dating for a few months. And OP thought their relationship was too young to get involved in any “financial entanglement.”
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Investing His Money In A Retirement Account
OP told his girlfriend that he had put the remaining money in a retirement account. So he wouldn’t be able to touch it anymore. However, OP’s girlfriend doesn’t believe him and thinks he’s hiding the money from her.
Is She A Red Flag?
Many Reddit users say that OP’s girlfriend’s actions are a “red flag” and she is “immature.” Others add that the money is none of her business.
Lastly, some other Reddit users say her expecting to get some of the inheritance after dating for a few months is “bonkers.” And that OP, not telling his girlfriend initially about the money, was instinctively the right decision.
Was OP keeping secrets from his girlfriend? Is OP responsible for paying off his girlfriend’s debts, especially after dating for only a few months? Is OP’s girlfriend entitled to any of the money?