Trust is pretty much the building block for any kind of relationship, and once it's gone things start immediately crumbling down. When someone abuses your trust, things can never go back to the way they used to be. It's an unwritten rule that everyone agrees with.
After his wife inherited a large sum of money, the man in the post below decided that the best way to spend the money is through investing it, and to his surprise, his wife didn't agree with him. He then started thinking about going through with the investment anyways behind his wife's back but he wasn't sure if it was the right thing to do, so he decided to ask Reddit.
My wife recently unexpectedly inherited a large sum of money from an elderly lady for whom she used to work as a housekeeper. She had worked for her for the last five years, during which time they had become quite close, as she seemed to be the only contact for her with the outside world, and to my knowledge she had no living family.
I have big plans for my wife’s inheritance, this is life changing money which should be invested rather than wasted. The problem with this though is that my wife disagrees with me. She wants to do something in the elderly lady memory and also donate some of it to some worthy causes which the elderly lady supported. While I do appreciate my wife’s generosity, I truly think this is not a good way for us to use the inheritance. I tried telling her to leave this to me while she is grieving. We had a huge argument about it which ended up with her threatening me that she won’t join bank accounts with me anymore and won’t give me access to her inheritance. I truly believe my wife is not thinking clearly at the moment and I am considering investing it before it’s too late. WIBTA if I do it?
I do agree that spending my wife’s inheritance without her permission is not the right thing to do, while I am entitled to half of it, I am not to all of it. I will have a separate discussion about this with a lawyer and if my wife doesn’t consider at least giving me half of the inheritance I will take legal actions behind her back.
“Is there a law that says you get half?” Yes. “What law?” Well, I’ll have to ask a lawyer. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/zWeCGO5yJD— Jen (@such_hockey_wow) May 6, 2020
I can't wait for him to talk to a lawyer just for them to let him know that it's her money and her money only. He thinks we live in the 50s when women weren't allowed to own property— Jo est Fatty-Gay (@TimeIsNotGiven) May 6, 2020
As he's consulting a lawyer, I think that it's fair to say that the marriage is over.— Alan G Frize (@AlangFrize) May 6, 2020