Man Who Is Considering Investing His Wife's Inheritence Money Without Her Permission, Asks Reddit If It's Okay

by Ayoub

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.

WIBTA If I secretly spend my wife inheritance?

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?

Here's the original Reddit post:

Here's the original Reddit post:

The man thought that he was entitled to half of his wife's inheritance money, and Redditors were quick to condemn and correct him:

The man thought that he was entitled to half of his wife's inheritance money, and Redditors were quick to condemn and correct him:

Reddit users were absolutely disgusted by OP's plans:

Reddit users were absolutely disgusted by OP's plans:

He even took it one step further with his new update:

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.

As expected, the post eventually made its way to Twitter and people over there were even more disgusted by it

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