His Best Friend Betrayed Him Based on False Rumors, and then He Had the Nerve to Ask for Help with His Daughter’s College Tuition

A man recently wrote to an online forum to share his surprise that his former friend asked him to pay his daughter’s college fees. They had fallen out of touch after his friend betrayed him about 10 years ago. Here’s what he had to say.

High school friend

Friendliness
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

The man wrote, “I had a friend called Roy when I was in high school. We were friends for years prior to graduating and remained friends some years after.”

The Godfather

How Little We Know About Our Friends
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“I considered him my best friend,” he added. “At one point, he had a daughter, May, and I became her godfather at his and his partner’s request. We’re both 37 now.”

Shared accommodation

Photo Credit: VH-studio/Shutterstock.

When Roy asked him to be godfather to his child, the man was 24 and living with another high school friend called Taylor and his brother Jordan.

Bad breakup

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

Roy broke up with his wife. He had nowhere to go, so the man convinced Taylor and Jordan to let him move into their shared place.

House tensions

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

Jordan never liked the man. He made sly comments that his girlfriend was out of his league and criticized his career. However, when the man wasn’t around, he went even further and made up malicious rumors about him.

Bad move

Photo Credit: file404/Shutterstock.

At first, his friends defended him. But Jordan was so persistent that they started to believe him. Their lease was coming to an end, and Roy, Jordan, and Taylor plotted to kick the man out and replace him with a new tenant.

Tough times

Photo Credit: tmcphotos/Shutterstock.

The man felt hurt and betrayed, primarily because Roy was meant to be his best friend. He struggled for a while but bounced back, and now he’s in a very comfortable position.

The truth outs

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

Six years later, Jordan was drunk. He told Taylor and Roy that he’d engineered the men’s exit from the house. He let slip all the lies he’d told about the man, too, saying that he was jealous of the man’s partner and his life.

Attempted reconciliation

Photo Credit: Dean Drobot/Shutterstock.

Roy and the other housemates tried to put things right. The man gave it a whirl, but he struggled to forgive and kept contact to a minimum.

Present day

Photo Credit: Oksana-Kyrychenko/Shutterstock.

Roy’s daughter, May, had just graduated from high school. Roy asked the man if he could help pay for her college because he was her godfather.

Not interested

What’s the Benefit of Living at Home if It’s Not Free
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

Considering Roy’s past betrayal of the man, he refused. He told him he hadn’t been treated like a godfather in the past few years. Roy, his family, and even the man’s mother told him he was in the wrong on this issue.

Was he right?

Photo Credit: vectorfusionart/Shutterstock.

The man was upset that Roy had the nerve to ask. He wrote to an online forum for a  temperature check to see if he was right to say no.

The internet responded

Reddit
Photo Credit: RoBird/Shutterstock.

One poster said, “I’ve never heard of a godparent being asked to help pay for college, especially when they haven’t been involved in the kid’s life. Forget them.”

While another commenter declared, “I’m with your wife here. They have a lot of nerve.”

READ MORE – His Mom Threatened to Take His Wife to Court When She Told Her They Were Moving, And His Reaction Put Him in the Dog House

Photo Credit: Ollyy /Shutterstock.

A man recently found himself in the middle of a conflict between his wife and his mother. His wife had a job opportunity in another city, which meant they and their children would need to move. His mother was inconsolable over the loss of her grandchildren, and a major fight ensued, with the man forced to pick sides. Here’s what he had to say.

His Mom Threatened to Take His Wife to Court When She Told Her They Were Moving, And His Reaction Put Him in the Dog House

This Couple Refused to Serve Alcohol at Their Wedding but Were Shocked when All of Their Friends Left Early

Photo Credit: MDV Edwards/Shutterstock.

A man recently had an argument with his coworkers and his in-laws after he was coerced into having a dry wedding which caused most of the guests to leave early. Here is what he had to say.

This Couple Refused to Serve Alcohol at Their Wedding but Were Shocked when All of Their Friends Left Early

His Disabled Neighbor Kept Waking Him Up To Move His Car, so He Got Her Van Towed When She Parked Over His Space

Photo Credit: Dean Drobot/Shutterstock.

A man living in an apartment block with one parking space per lease recently refused to give up his space for a new disabled neighbor who needed two spots, prompting a parking battle. Here’s what he had to say.

His Disabled Neighbor Kept Waking Him Up To Move His Car, so He Got Her Van Towed When She Parked Over His Space

She Bought Her Mother-in-Law a House But When She Continued to Play Favorites and Treat Her Children Differently, She Had Enough

Photo Credit: Kues /Shutterstock.

A woman’s mother-in-law, who lives in a house that the woman and her husband bought for her, evidently favors her son’s nephew over her son’s children and stepchildren. This behavior has caused the woman to snap, and she is beyond angry.

She Bought Her Mother-in-Law a House But When She Continued to Play Favorites and Treat Her Children Differently, She Had Enough

Her Mother’s Fiancé Wouldn’t Stop Insulting Her, So She Refused to Pay for Their Wedding Even Though They Begged for Her Money

Photo Credit: Kite_rin/Shutterstock.

A woman has asked if she is in the wrong for having refused her mother’s request for help with paying for her upcoming wedding. The woman had no notice of this and is being asked to contribute a significant amount. Here is what she had to say.

Her Mother’s Fiancé Wouldn’t Stop Insulting Her, So She Refused to Pay for Their Wedding Even Though They Begged for Her Money