I never thought I’d be facing a breakup because of money. But that’s exactly what my girlfriend, Angie, is demanding.
We’ve been together for four years, and it’s been great. We share a lot of common interests, and she’s always been supportive of me and my dreams. We’ve talked about getting married, and we’ve even discussed buying a condo together.
But when it came down to the final details, Angie made a shocking demand. She said that if I didn’t come up with $200,000 to cover part of the purchase price, then she wanted to break up.
At first, I thought she was joking. I mean, who does that? But she was serious. She said that if I wanted to stay together, then I had to come up with the money. She said she was making a reasonable request, and that it wasn’t fair for me to expect her to pay for half of the condo while I did nothing.
I was taken aback. I knew she had some money saved up, but she had never mentioned anything about wanting to contribute this soon to the purchase. I asked her why she hadn’t mentioned it before, and she said she was waiting to see if I was serious about the relationship.
I was shocked and hurt. I thought we were on the same page, but it seemed like she was testing me. I told her that I was serious about the relationship, and that I was willing to make sacrifices to make it work.
But she wasn’t impressed. She said that if I was really serious about the relationship, then I should prove it by coming up with the $200,000.
I told her that I didn’t have that kind of money, but she said that she wasn’t asking me for money I didn’t have. She said she was willing to wait for me to save up the money, but that if I couldn’t come up with it within a year, then she wanted to break up.
I was at a loss. I wanted to be with Angie, but I didn’t even know if I could come up with the money. I asked her for more time, but she said she had already given me enough. She said she was tired of waiting and that she wanted to move on if I couldn’t come up with the money.
I was devastated. I had never expected to be put in this situation, and I felt like I had no choice but to break up with her. I tried to explain to her that I couldn’t come up with the money, but she refused to listen. She said she had already made up her mind, and that if I couldn’t meet her demands, then the relationship was over.
In the end, I had no choice but to accept her decision. I still love her, and I wish things had worked out differently. But I understand why she made the demand, and I respect her for it. She knows what she wants, and she’s willing to fight for it. And I have to respect that.
Here’s a fun fact: I did have the money but I found her logic and reasoning is insane.