Man Slammed Asking Girlfriend To Split Rent For The Apartment Owned By Her Father.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: being unable to discuss finances, financial expectations, and all things money may spell the end of even the most long-lasting relationship. When you’re in a relationship, there are a lot of things you have to do jointly. Money is one of the most contentious issues in most families. However, as this story demonstrates, addressing some of these difficult questions might sometimes exacerbate rather than decrease tensions in a relationship. Scroll down to know what happened between this couple and let us know what they should do?

Source: Reddit

I (F23) have been dating my boyfriend “Jake” (M23) since our freshmen year of college. In our last year of undergrad, we decided to rent an apartment together. We split everything 50/50, including utilities, groceries, and rent. We continued living together in the same town as our college after graduation, but recently, we both got jobs in Chicago and we are currently living downtown. My dad works in real estate, and he has multiple investment properties.

My dad generously allowed me to live in one of his properties rent free, but he said that my boyfriend would have to pay him $400 a month for rent. My dad is very protective, but he has been nothing but kind to my boyfriend. My dad’s reasoning for making my boyfriend pay rent is that he wants to be sure that my boyfriend is with me for me, and not because he will have a free place to live. (Keep in mind, if my dad was renting this apartment out to tenants, he would charge $2100 a month for rent. Very ritzy building in the middle of downtown Chicago).

My boyfriend is mad at me because he asked me for my half of the $400 for rent, and I explained to him that I will not be paying rent. My dad is only charging him. He says that we have been splitting rent for the past 2 years so why would we stop now?

Our rent in our college town was $1200, so we were both paying $600 a month. Our apartment in Chicago is significantly nicer and he is paying $200 less a month than what he was in college.

Is the idea that my DAD doesn’t charge me for rent, but charges my boyfriend so crazy? Should I suck it up and pay half because I can afford it? What should I do?

Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: 

Share this with your friends by clicking below!

Am I Wrong Leaving With My Baby When My Husband And His Mother Did This To Me.

Woman Gets Blasted For Not Waking Up A Pregnant Colleague From Her Nap At The End Of Their Lunch Break.