In the couple’s “Mooching” argument over home expenses, the internet supports the boyfriend.
One unemployed Reddit user who complained about having to contribute to monthly household expenses out of their savings account was swiftly criticized by online commenters.
The original poster, or OP, of a Reddit post on the popular rAmITheA**hole forum, uthrowawayaccount3172, revealed they had recently quit their job and expressed their reluctance to pay bills without a steady income, despite their boyfriend’s insistence that they do so.
The post, with the title “[Am I the a**hole] for telling my boyfriend he’s never had to struggle a day in his life, and not wanting to go back on our agreement?” received over 4,200 upvotes and 1,900 comments in the first 11 hours.
I just moved into Sam, my boyfriend,’s apartment,” the OP said.
“He’s very wealthy and from a well-to-do family.”
The OP continued, “I come from a middle class family and make a pittance compared to him.
The OP continued by stating that they left their position “due to some issues in the workplace” and that they do not intend to look for another position until the end of the year.
The Redditor added that, much to their boyfriend’s dismay, they don’t want to use their savings to pay for household expenses even though they have enough money saved up to go without working for a while.
Sam asked me to start paying 50/50 for bills and other household expenses a few days ago, the OP wrote.
Currently, it is distributed in accordance with our income.
I told him no because I don’t even have an income right now, but he insisted that I take the money out of my savings because that was “my problem,” the OP continued.
I stated that we had previously agreed to divide everything according to income, but he claimed that my lack of employment is “something he has to deal with.”
I explained that I had saved up a lot of money and that he couldn’t tell me what to do with it. I also needed some money for personal expenses, the OP continued.
Sam became quite irate and accused me of being’selfish’ and’mooching off him,’ but I argued that this was not the case at all and that he wouldn’t comprehend because he has never had to.
This is just a quick summary.