After finding a wealthy partner, a man is under fire for insulting his parents.
He asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum to weigh in. His family wasn’t well-off growing up, but his new partner is. Over the summer, he was able to live a more lavish lifestyle thanks to his boyfriend. But when he visited home, his parents weren’t too keen on how he interpreted the new experiences.
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“I (24M) was poor growing up,” he wrote. “We had to rough it throughout my childhood and teenager years. College was funded solely by scholarships and s**** part time jobs. I don’t hold any resentment towards my parents over this, but it was hard at the time. I think I would still be struggling now, had things been different.
“I met my partner (31M) during my sophomore year and we’ve been together for just under 5 years. His family was in the exact opposite financial situation as mine. He has an established position in his father’s company – he has since we met – and works remotely. Since my graduation in May, we’ve spent almost the entire summer with his parents, sight seeing and bouncing around to their different vacation homes. It was such a wonderful experience. I never thought I’d experience something like that, but the adjustment was easier than I expected.
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“As we headed back home this week, we stopped by to visit my parents (45F and 47M). While there, I mentioned that this summer felt like ‘what all the summer breaks of my childhood should’ve been’ and how excited I was for the future when my partner and I have children and can give them this treatment.
“My mother apparently took incredible offense to what I had said and said they had done the best they could for me as a child. I replied that I never claimed any differently. The argument ended with us still not seeing eye to eye, and my husband and I made an early departure than we had been planning on thanks to the tension in the house that remained.”
Redditors thought he was extremely hurtful to his parents.
“That wasn’t honest, it was rude and entitled,” a user wrote.
“How utterly insensitive and hurtful. Your parents didn’t choose to be poor…no one does. It’s shocking that you don’t see how unkind what you said was,” someone commented.
“You told your parents they should have been wealthy enough to afford vacation homes and months of travel for summer holidays. How could you expect them not to be hurt?” another said.
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