A 32-year-old woman sought advice on Reddit after encountering a recurring issue in her nine-month relationship with her 39-year-old boyfriend and his two children.
The couple frequently enjoyed outings, especially with the boyfriend’s kids who loved going to restaurants weekly.
However, a concerning pattern emerged as the boyfriend consistently “forgot” his credit card, leaving the woman to foot the bill each time.
Initially tolerating the situation, the financial strain became overwhelming when she realized she covered multiple dinners on her own in the past month.
The breaking point occurred during a night out with the children when, armed with a reminder text, the boyfriend once again forgot his wallet.
Frustrated and feeling taken advantage of, the woman decided to leave the restaurant after confronting the issue multiple times.
This decision sparked a heated argument with her boyfriend, who accused her of selfishness and claimed that her actions caused his children to go hungry as he had to cancel their food order.
Turning to Reddit for guidance, community members shared diverse opinions. Many suggested that the boyfriend might be taking advantage of her financially.
The central question posed was whether the woman’s decision to leave the dinner was appropriate or if she should have paid for them and addressed the matter later.