She explained the dilemma on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. After paying off her student loans, she was finally able to purchase things she needed. But her boyfriend believes her new items are frivolous and keeps calling her out.
“I finally paid off my student loans after six years,” she explained. “I haven’t bought any new clothes or shoes since high school to save money, so I’ve basically donated most of them and am starting to buy a professional wardrobe. I’m from a very poor family, so getting something new that’s not a hand-me-down is amazing, and once I have something new, I want to wear it around the house.”
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But her live-in boyfriend didn’t appreciate her new expenses.
“My boyfriend is annoyed when I bring home new things or wear them around him, so I try to hide them; or leave them in my car and bring them home after he’s gone to work and wear them then,” she wrote. “I went out recently and brought a coat and Mary Janes back and didn’t hide them in time. He saw them and got mad because he believes I was spending frivolously, and he told me if I was going to waste money I could help him pay down his debt. I’m annoyed because I worked hard to pay off my loans, and I’m finally getting to buy things I’ve always wanted, and we got into a fight.”
Reddit users thought the boyfriend had major issues.
“That he’s gotten this irrationally angry is such a colossal red flag,” one person commented.
“Major red flags. Your partner should be your cheerleader and bigging you up, not being jealous,” another said.
“It’s your money, you can spend it as you see fit,” a user wrote.
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