Man Asks If He's the A****** for Expecting Girlfriend to Pay Equal Share for Expensive Vacation

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A man asked AITA for inviting his girlfriend on an expensive vacation and expecting her to pay for her share. The man makes a lot more money than his girlfriend and he and his family favor expensive places. His girlfriend took on a second job to save for the trip but still couldn't afford everything. She skipped some outings and ate only two meals a day to save money. He confronted her later, and she broke down, saying she couldn't afford it. He feels bad but doesn't know why she agreed to come if the cost was an issue. But, did he do something wrong? Read the post to find out!

Man wonders if he's the jerk for expecting equal payment 💰

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A vast income gap in a relationship, what's fair?

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Girlfriend works hard, but can't afford expensive vacation outings 🤔

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Girlfriend skips outings and meals on expensive vacation; financial struggles?

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Man expects equal share for vacation, girlfriend uncomfortable with cost.

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Is splitting vacation costs 50/50 fair when income is unequal? 🤔

A man making significantly more than his girlfriend asks if he's in the wrong for expecting her to pay half of the costs for an expensive vacation with his family. Despite her taking on a second job to save up, she was still unable to fully participate in all of the activities due to budget constraints. She later revealed that she felt overwhelmed and uncomfortable with the high-end places his family preferred. This raises the question of whether it's fair to split vacation costs equally when there is a significant income disparity. Join the discussion in the comments below.

OP's girlfriend had to work extra jobs to afford vacation. OP makes more but still expected her to pay equally. Comments agree OP is the a**hole (YTA).

Sleepy_felines | Sleepy_felines

OP is called out for being inconsiderate and selfish 🤦‍♂️

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Man expected girlfriend to pay equal share for vacation. He's the a**hole.

Historical-Ad1493 | Historical-Ad1493

Girlfriend works two jobs to spend vacation with boyfriend's family. Boyfriend expects equal share. YTA.

strikingfirefly | strikingfirefly

Insensitive boyfriend leaves girlfriend starving during vacation, faces backlash 😡

Sumiko25 | Sumiko25

Man refuses to pay for vacation, girlfriend in debt. YTA 💸

Literally_-Hitler | Literally-_Hitler

Expecting girlfriend to pay for expensive vacation - YTA and pompous 🙄

highwoodshady | highwoodshady

YTA for expecting 50/50 split despite income difference 💸💔

Christmas850 | Christmas850

Man expected girlfriend to split vacation equally, internet calls him A-hole 😒

work_fruit | work_fruit

Redditor calls out OP for being clueless and inconsiderate.

TheVue221 | TheVue221

Partner deserves better, YTA for expecting equal payment 💸

Daddy_urp | Daddy_urp

Commenter thinks it's fake and others are bored too 😐

5115495 | 5115495

OP gets called out for not helping financially with vacation 💰

LadyBake82 | LadyBake82

Partner's financial disparity leads to a vacation disaster. YTA 😕

moongirl12 | moongirl12

OP planned unaffordable vacation and pressured SO, YTA 😠

Affirmativerobot | Affirmativerobot

OP is the a**hole for not considering girlfriend's financial situation 💸

throwawayj38sld | throwawayj38sld

Man doesn't offer to help girlfriend struggling to eat 🍽️

Tasty_Research_1869 | Tasty_Research_1869

Man makes 3x more, girlfriend takes second job to pay equal share. YTA 🤦‍♂️

Inevitable-Mastodon1 | Inevitable-Mastodon1

Expecting girlfriend to pay equal share for expensive vacation? YTA 💸

Organic_Extension750 | Organic_Extension750

Commenter suggests eating the rich in response to income inequality.

Smackdaddy122 | Smackdaddy122

Guy expects girlfriend to pay equal share for expensive vacation. YTA.

sheramom4 | sheramom4

Man makes more, expects girlfriend to pay equal share on vacation 😒

nathashanails | nathashanails

Commenter calls out OP's entitlement and possible generational wealth 💰

whats_a_ze | whats_a_ze

User calls out OP for lack of empathy and understanding. 😒

Gobadorgosleep | Gobadorgosleep

Insensitive boyfriend neglects girlfriend's basic needs on vacation 😡

Badknees24 | Badknees24

Expecting girlfriend to split vacation cost evenly? YTA, scale back. 👀

wolflady4 | wolflady4

Advocate for 50/50 expense split says OP is YTA in this case 💸

DaisyInc | DaisyInc

Commenter's intense reaction to the situation 🤯

im-unique-squared | im-unique-squared

Commenter calls out cheap behavior during family vacation 🤑

EyesWithoutAbutt | EyesWithoutAbutt

User calls out OP for valuing money over girlfriend 🤑 YTA

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Commenter calls out OP for being inconsiderate and abusive 😬

the-little-chef-94 | the-little-chef-94

Short and to the point. 🙅‍♂️ YTA.

HolyCrappolla123 | HolyCrappolla123

Commenter expresses disbelief, what's going on in the thread?

cantcontrolmyface | cantcontrolmyface

Man makes girlfriend miss half events and meals on vacation. YTA.

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

User calls out cheapness and suggests girlfriend leave him. 💔

Avocadosarecool2000 | Avocadosarecool2000

User calls out rich boyfriend for not factoring girlfriend's budget. 💰

TZH85 | TZH85

Unaffordable vacation, double YTA and a hope for breakup 😒💔

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Commenter deems man an a**hole for expecting unequal payment 💰

diatho | diatho

Commenter calls out man for not paying for girlfriend's meal 💰👎

JustMaintenance7 | JustMaintenance7

Commenter calls out family for not helping girlfriend pay - 🤔

gooba_tuba | gooba_tuba

Man expects girlfriend to pay equally for vacation despite income difference 💰💔

Bloubloum | Bloubloum

Don't be obtuse, pick up some expenses. YTA 🙄

Spa-Monkeys | Spa-Monkeys

Commenter calls out entitled behavior of OP, no replies.

zoomzoom42 | zoomzoom42

When you know, you know. 💁‍♀️

Affectionate_Good345 | Affectionate_Good345

Commenter calls out OP for being TA, relationship in jeopardy

Ocean_Spice | Ocean_Spice

Ouch! Harsh criticism for the commenter.

InjectThePain | InjectThePain

Commenter thinks OP is the a**hole for expecting girlfriend to pay

SnooOwls8111 | SnooOwls8111

Man is called out for being a major a**hole by commenters 😬

noelle588 | noelle588

Commenter calls out OP for being a massive a-hole.

exotichibiscus | exotichibiscus

Man expects girlfriend to pay equal share for expensive vacation. YTA.

Burgaddict | Burgaddict

Commenter calls out OP for being privileged and unconcerned 💰

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YTA for not considering her financial situation while planning vacation 😒

FormerMechanic9762 | FormerMechanic9762

Man expects GF to pay equal share for expensive vacay; AH confirmed 💸😒

pittsburgpam | pittsburgpam

Expensive vacation brings out financial differences and family conflicts. 💸👨‍👩‍👧

kaceymckenonne | kaceymckenonne

Split vacation cost proportionally to income. YTA called out.

TheABCD98 | TheABCD98

Commenter thinks OP is the a**hole for not paying equally 💰

kmsslmao | kmsslmao

Commenter calls out OP for being TA in vacation split 💰👎

Noelle_Frostmas | Noelle_Frostmas

Be considerate of your partner's financial situation when planning vacations 😕

pixp85 | pixp85

🤔 Is this commenter the real asshat here?

ninagrl511 | ninagrl511

This comment section seems unhelpful 🤔

Fidei_86 | Fidei_86

Girlfriend got a part-time job, but still YTA for expecting equal share on expensive vacation

ryebread301 | ryebread301

Commenter calls out OP for lack of care and respect 💔

franchhdressing | franchhdressing

Leaving girlfriend during vacation makes him the a**hole 😒

DwightMcRamathorn | DwightMcRamathorn

Wealthy man expects girlfriend to keep up on expensive vacation 💰

Wishthink | Wishthink

Commenter doubts authenticity of post, sparking no replies.

Worried_Pineapple951 | Worried_Pineapple951

Commenter calls out OP for not covering girlfriend's expenses 💸

Few_Story3588 | Few_Story3588

Commenter calls out clueless boyfriend for expecting unequal payments. YTA 🤦‍♂️

schetzo | schetzo