Internet Praises Wife For Leaving Boyfriend Who Said They Can’t Be Right

The internet has praised a woman who broke up with her boyfriend after learning he didn’t believe men and women could ever be equal.

The 34-year-old woman – who uses the handle u/woknrollhs – told reddit‘s popular r/TrueOffMyChest forum that she broke up with her boyfriend of two and a half years because he doesn’t believe in it wedding and does not believe that they can ever be equal.

With more than 13,000 upvotes and thousands of comments, the story has inspired Reddit users to share their thoughts on relationships and equality.

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An archive photo of a couple looking away from each other on a couch. The internet has praised a woman for breaking up with her boyfriend after he said they could never be right.
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U/woknrollhs explained: “We argued, which we rarely do, and I brought up the fact that after 2.5 years he has never spoken of an engagement or marriage with me. He adores me and praises me constantly and says I’m the best, so I thought there would be no doubt that we would eventually take that step forward.

“It was shocking news when he told me that he never wants to get married. He said that marriage only benefits women because they get the chance House and car at the divorce.”

She continued to explain that her 27-year-old boyfriend also said he was not ready to move in together, explaining that he said it was because “he is not financially stable enough to take care of me completely.”

The Redditor continued: “I told him that we make the same amount and we could afford it on the two incomes. He insisted that he should be mainly responsible for the bills because he has to be the head of the household and we are not equal. because men and women will never be equal.”

“I told him the non-marriage thing was a deal breaker,” the poster said. “And I also can’t imagine my life where my partner doesn’t see me as an equal to them.”

The 2021 American Family Survey from Desert News and Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy found that more American adults generally agreed that being married is less important than a “personal sense of commitment.” with your partner’.

However, of the 3,000 Americans surveyed across the country, 58 percent said they felt marriage would make families and children better off financially. Similarly, 52 percent agreed that marriage was necessary to create strong bonds in families.

When it comes to equality in relationships, a 2020 report from the Pew Research Center revealed that while men are still generally seen as having a greater influence than women when it comes to decisions about household finances, the majority of People worldwide said that a marriage in which both the husband and wife have a job and take care of the house is more satisfying than a marriage in which the husband takes care of the family and the wife takes care of the house and the children.

Reddit users took to the comments to share their thoughts. One Redditor said: “This is why you discuss deal breakers and life goals when dating. What a shame to realize after 2.5 years you’re not on the same page. Sounds like breaking up was for the best.”

Another commenter also agreed that the poster made the best choice, writing, “It’s the best, honestly.”

Others were shocked by the man’s feelings about equality and branded him misogynistic in the comments. “If there were no signs of… misogyny of him in the past, then it’s good that it came out now. Better now than after marriage. She did dodge a bullet,” said one user.

“Go on,” advised another Redditor. “And use this knowledge when choosing your next partner. Life is way too short to spend so much time on such A-holes.”

Another commenter agreed: “Glad you found this now. Make room in your life for a man who sees you as an equal partner.”

news week has reached out to u/woknrollhs for comment.

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