The original poster (OP), his girlfriend, parents, and brother with his spouse went on vacation together to another country. While the vacation was a joint effort, OP and their brother took charge of the itinerary planning, with input from everyone else.
He Makes Good Money and His Family is Wealthy
OP makes $150,000 as an IT consultant, while his girlfriend’s occupation as a teacher earns her $45,000k. Both parents and OP’s brother and sister-in-law are relatively affluent.
OP’s Girlfriend Worked Two Jobs to Save Enough Money
Anticipating the trip, OP’s girlfriend secured a weekend waitressing job for several months. Throughout their two-year relationship, the couple maintained a 50/50 cost-sharing arrangement.
She Doesn’t Go to All Events
During the vacation, instances arose where OP’s girlfriend chose not to participate in certain activities such as wine tasting and scuba diving.
She Told OP She Has Budgetary Constraints
She would eat only two meals a day, saying she was on a budget. He admits his family favors more expensive places to eat.
His Parents Thought it Was Strange
OP admits his parents thought it was very strange that she only eats two meals a day although she normally eat three.
He Asked Her Why She Didn’t Come
OP says he asked her why she skipped several outings and only ate two meals a day. He mentioned how he heard her stomach growling one night and said he was concerned she had an eating disorder.
She Became Upset
OP says his girlfriend began to cry and said that three meals a day wasn’t possible for her because she couldn’t afford it. She also only went to three of the six outings for the same reason.
Everything Was Too Expensive
She said she didn’t expect everything to cost so much and was feeling overwhelmed.
She’s Questioned the Relationship
His girlfriend told him she doesn’t know if this relationship will work long-term if she’s expected to go on vacations with people who make so much more than her.
He Feels Bad
OP feels bad that he didn’t pick up on her discomfort sooner. But he says they agreed to split everything equally and doesn’t understand why she agreed to come on the trip if cost was an issue.
The Readers Respond
It’s safe to say that the consensus is that nobody has any sympathy for OP. He is completely out of touch with the reality of people at a lower income levels.
“You make three times what she does. You knew she had to take a second job to be able to go. You planned the holiday/the activities. She even said while you were there that she could only afford to eat two meals a day. Don’t plan for your budget when you know she makes so much less than you. I think it’s safe to say she didn’t enjoy the holiday at all. She probably found it stressful to work out what she could afford, and embarrassing to have to skip meals.”
Why Didn’t He Help Her?
Many wondered how he could be so heartless and not help her with the expenses when he makes so much more than she does.
“She got a second job JUST to afford the trip! you probably could have saved her expenses in a few months and instead she had to skip meals just to spend time with your family. Do you expect her to do this the rest of your lives? Also 50/50 is only fair when both parties make roughly the same amount. It takes her nearly THREE YEARS to make your yearly salary.”
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