“On What Planet Is This Reasonable”: Well-Earning Guy Hopes His Unemployed Girlfriend Will Split The Rent 50-50, She Asks The Internet To Weigh In.

Money is a delicate issue that may cause many difficulties for individuals in relationships, particularly if both partners’ financial situations are as diametrically opposed as day and night. In this story a boyfriend asked this 22-year-old graduate to move in with him across the nation, it seemed like the next step in their relationship. However, the girlfriend was concerned by the financial discrepancy between the two. Read the story and let us know what this girlfriend should do?

Source: Reddit

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over two years. We are both currently in the same city but living separately. I am graduating from college in a few weeks and am planning to start applying for graduate schools. Currently I do not have any employment nor do I plan on making any money in the next few years. Luckily my family is able to support me through graduate school and pay my expenses.

My boyfriend currently makes around $300k/ year and just received a job offer in a city across the country that would pay him over $500k/ year after bonuses. He wants me to move with him to this new city. I am fine with the idea of moving there, even though it is not my first choice of places to live. I could probably attend graduate school there.

The only issue is he wants me to pay half the rent and half of all our expenses. This would amount to around $2500/ month. My family is capable of providing me with this money, but we are not exorbitantly wealthy so it is a lot of money for us. My family also thinks it is really unreasonable for my boyfriend to ask me to pay these expenses when he makes enough money to support the both of us easily. My boyfriend thinks it is completely reasonable for my family to pay these expenses for me.

Do you think what my boyfriend is asking for is reasonable or not? Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: 

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