A fed-up wife took to Reddit for opinions after she threatened to cut off her husband’s money if he gave in to his sister’s demands. The confrontation left him with a tough choice and almost no time to make it. Here’s the full story so you can see how it all shook out.
They’re a Growing Family
OP is a 34-year-old woman who has been married to her 33-year-old husband for 6 years.
They have 2 kids, a 4-year-old son and an 18-month-old daughter.
She Has the Money
OP brings most of the money to the family.
She comes from a wealthy background and makes about 10 times as much as her husband.
They Don’t Need His Job
She would be fine if he wanted to quit his job and stay home with the kids, but OP says her husband loves his work.
She’s glad he has something that makes him happy.
He’s Generous to a Fault
One thing that OP really loves about her husband is that he is so kind and generous.
He just can’t seem to say no to anyone, and he’s always helping people out.
His Family Takes Advantage
That goes double for his family, and that’s where OP starts to run into some friction.
They Want Her Money
Early in their relationship, the husband’s family started asking OP for money once they realized she was well-off.
She Wanted It in Writing
OP was used to that sort of thing and proposed that she could loan some of them some money, but she wanted to make it legit.
She asked them to sign a contract, have it notarized – the whole nine yards.
They Walked All Over Him
That caused most of the moochers to back off, but they just turned to OP’s husband instead.
And, since he couldn’t say no to them, he gave them what he could.
It Was His Money to Waste
OP was exasperated by the financial bleeding, so she made her husband a deal.
She would pay for all of their living expenses, and he could do whatever he wanted with his income since they didn’t need it, anyway.
She Can Deal With It
And so now, OP’s husband spends almost all his money on his family.
OP doesn’t love it, but she can live with it.
First Class All the Way
Recently, though, OP and her family were going back to her husband’s town for a family gathering.
She booked 5 first-class tickets for the flight, one each for her and her husband, the kids, and their nanny.
She Was Riding With Them
But when they arrived at the airport, OP was shocked to see her sister-in-law there.
Not only that, she was on the same flight as they were.
She Wanted an Upgrade
OP smelled something fishy, and sure enough, her sister-in-law asked her to upgrade her ticket to first-class.
She Had Another Plan
OP flatly refused, but her sister-in-law wasn’t done.
She wanted OP to let her switch tickets with the nanny.
The Kids Needed Her
Again OP said no and told her sister-in-law that they needed the nanny to keep the kids entertained and keep an eye on them during the long flight.
He Couldn’t Handle It
OP herself has severe flying sickness, and the medications she takes to combat that pretty much knock her out. She didn’t want to leave her husband alone to take care of the kids during the flight.
She Left Them Behind
The sister-in-law threw a fit right there in the airport, so OP just walked off to get away from her.
He Could Fix It All
Several minutes later, OP’s husband caught up with her and told her that he had tried to upgrade his sister’s ticket, but first-class was full.
So he was going to switch seats with his sister.
She Wasn’t Having It
That set off OP, and she told her husband that she needed him there with the nanny to watch the kids.
Then she leveled the knockout punch.
She Would Cut Him Off
OP told her husband that if he switched seats with his sister, she would never pay for any of his plane tickets ever again.
He Had No Choice
With pretty much no other choice, OP’s husband told his sister that he couldn’t trade seats with her, after all.
He spent the rest of the flight and then some upset with OP, but she felt like she had to put her foot down.
They Need to Have a Talk
Most Redditors think OP did the right thing in stopping her husband from giving in to his sister yet again. Many wonder why it took her so long.
And several commenters think OP and her husband need to have a long talk about his enabling behavior and figure out a way to stop his family from taking advantage of him.
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