This Man Decided to Put an End to His Girlfriend’s Family Borrowing Money from Them but Did He Go Too Far?

A guy turned to the internet to seek advice on whether he was at fault for refusing to lend money to his girlfriend’s family. Here’s his side of the story.

She’s Not Good with Money

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His girlfriend, 24, and her family have always been very bad with money, spending more than they earn and never having enough for basic bills and necessities. 

So He Helped Her Out

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The man managed to get his partner on the right track. He taught her how to budget and live within her means. She has a lot less stress in her life, and her finances are much more manageable. 

However, every month for the past year, his girlfriend has had to lend money to her mom, sister, and brother so that they can pay their bills. 

Her Family Always Needs Money Too

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The man understands that it’s her money, and if she wants to help them, then, of course, she’s allowed to. They are family, after all. However, the man is concerned that her family relies too much on her as it’s been going on for so long.

He doesn’t think they are doing anything to fix their financial situation, and so he constantly needs his girlfriend to bail them out. 

She Asked Her Boyfriend for A Favor

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A couple of months ago, his girlfriend had to spend a bit more money than usual because she got a flat tire, so when her family asked her for money again, she asked him if he could lend it to them instead. 

He Agreed

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He said yes because he knew that her family didn’t have much money that month, and neither did his girlfriend. But he told them to make a budget to live within their means and not rely on his partner to give them money. 

In total, he lent them around £150, and he finally got the money back a few weeks ago. 

His Girlfriend Was the One Who Paid Him Back

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It became very obvious that the money had come from his girlfriend because she was struggling with money herself.

He confronted his girlfriend about it, and she told him not to worry since he got his money back. 

The Family Wanted More Money

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Then suddenly, a few days ago, her family asked her for money again, and the man was shocked because they were only in the middle of the month. 

The girlfriend asked for yet another favor

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His girlfriend couldn’t afford to lend them any money, as she paid repaid the £150 to her boyfriend, so she asked him once again to lend her family some cash.

This Time He Said No

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The man told his girlfriend that if she kept bailing them out, they would never learn. 

“My partner begged me and said they need it for petrol and groceries, and I asked for a complete list of all bills they need to pay each month, how much they earn, and why they cannot afford such basics,” the man said. 

His Girlfriend Then Told Him Something Else

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At first, the man felt bad because his girlfriend told him it was embarrassing for them to ask for money, but then she said she knew that the two of them had stayed in expensive hotels for Valentine’s Day and spent quite a lot of money. 

And that was the last straw for the man, so he said no. 

The Family Has No Money Left

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His girlfriend’s family is now saying they cannot get to work and pay for the electric bill and car payments. 

The man feels bad, and although his partner says she understands, she’s also worried for her family and doesn’t want them to struggle. 

He Reached Out For Advice

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One user said, “Nip this in the bud, though, or you’ll be getting divorced when you finally get sick of it.” 

While another wrote, “Grown adults should be responsible in paying for their own bills/necessities. It was nice of you to help them at first, but it’s unacceptable for them to constantly use you.”

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