I Left My Fiancé At The Mall After He Demanded I Buy Him Expensive Watch

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Money issues can cause a lot of strain in a relationship, especially if one partner is a big spender. In this case, a woman with a high-paying job struggles with her fiancé's constant demand for expensive items. When she refused to buy him a $350 watch, he threw a fit in public. She followed through on her vow to leave him at the mall and is now wondering if she was in the wrong. Was she justified in her response or was it an overreaction? Read on to find out more.

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🚶‍♀️🛍️ Left my fiancé at the mall after he demanded an expensive watch

Money can be a tricky subject in any relationship, and for one Reddit user, it was the cause of a major argument. The user, a 32-year-old woman, has a high-paying job and often buys her fiancé expensive gifts. However, she draws the line when her fiancé demands that she buy him an expensive watch. After repeatedly asking her to purchase the watch and causing a scene in public, the woman followed through on her warning and left him at the mall. He then proceeded to blow up her phone with angry calls and even involved his friends in the argument. Now, the woman is turning to the internet to ask if she was in the wrong for standing her ground. What do you think? Should she have just given in and purchased the watch, or was she right to stick to her boundaries? Join the debate in the comments below.

Take control of your finances and your life. NTA 💰

DrFishTaco | DrFishTaco

Red flags were waving and she noticed. Not the a-hole.

z-eldapin | z-eldapin

Don't marry him! He wants an ATM, not a partner. 💸

Lux_Brumalis | Lux_Brumalis

Stand your ground! You deserve respect and love, not exploitation.

del901 | del901

Commenter questions why OP is with a man with no impulse control, financial sense or respect. Replies suggest that the man may have changed over time, making the issues seem smaller initially.

FoolMe1nceShameOnU | FoolMe1nceShameOnU

Run like the wind! 🏃‍♀️💨 Don't let him drain your wallet.

TiniestMoonDD | TiniestMoonDD

NTA, refusing to spend YOUR money on him is not financial control 💸🙅‍♀️

oregon_mom | oregon_mom

Standing up for yourself is hard, but necessary. 💪

Legitimate-Effort616 | Legitimate-Effort616

Setting financial boundaries in relationships is crucial. 🤑

antictrash | antictrash

Partner jobless by choice, treating you like an ATM? NTA 💸

carolina_candy | carolina_candy

Don't let anyone guilt trip you. You're not a cash machine 💰

inkandpaperbookworm | inkandpaperbookworm

Commenter sympathizes with OP and calls out her fiancé's immature behavior 🤦‍♂️

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🚩 Don't do it! Listen to the wise commenter. 🚩

facko | facko

Setting boundaries in a relationship is important 🛑👀

Normal_Fishing9824 | Normal_Fishing9824

Fiancé demands expensive watch, gets left at mall. NTA.

michelleinAZ | michelleinAZ

Dating a toddler? 🤔 NTA stands her ground 💪

mutant6399 | mutant6399

Finances are crucial in relationships. NTA for leaving him.

sbinjax | sbinjax

Don't be a cash cow 🐄, time to run girl! 🏃‍♀️💨

ButterscotchHead310 | ButterscotchHead310

Partner's entitled behavior and friends' support raises financial compatibility concerns

Flashy-Promise-6915 | Flashy-Promise-6915

Don't be manipulated! Live within your means 💰

EAS1246 | EAS1246

Don't marry a toddler! 🚫👶 Red flags everywhere. 😬

Maddie215 | Maddie215

Break off the engagement. NTA for refusing the demand.

andone81 | andone81

👍Agreed. You deserve better. #DumpLazyAZZ

BracedRhombus | BracedRhombus

Dump the man-child 🚮

zoehart143 | zoehart143

Setting financial boundaries is normal. Don't let anyone control you 💸

svifted | svifted

Entitled exes and their parents: A cautionary tale 🤔

ServelanDarrow | ServelanDarrow

Dump the freeloader fiancé and find a real partner 💔💰

ACs_Grandma | ACs_Grandma

🤔 Think twice before saying 'I do' to him.

deny_pentagram | deny_pentagram

Don't let materialistic differences ruin your marriage 💍💸 Seek counseling.

reallynah75 | reallynah75

Empathetic male commenter supports OP against entitled fiancé 👍

Misophoniq | Misophoniq

Don't let anyone treat you like an ATM machine 💸💔

whatsmypassword73 | whatsmypassword73

👍 Not the a**hole, he needs to grow up

nickthebeer | nickthebeer

Growth and maturity are important in a relationship 💪

OmgOgan | OmgOgan

Don't tolerate financial control. You're NTA for standing up.

Remarkable-Owl2034 | Remarkable-Owl2034

Is he really looking for a girlfriend or a sugar mama? 🤔 #NTA

littlemissadams | littlemissadams

NTA! You deserve better than being treated like an ATM 👏

Shoo_B_Doo_B_Doo | Shoo_B_Doo_B_Doo

Dump him 💔 NTA, he sounds ridiculous

xchelsie | xchelsie

Don't let your partner control your finances 💰. NTA. Consider counseling.

New_Shallot_7000 | New_Shallot_7000

Is financial control a form of abuse? Discuss. 💰

Silver-Worker1531 | Silver-Worker1531

Don't let anyone make you feel guilty for setting boundaries 🙅🏼‍♀️

animaniactoo | animaniactoo

Stand your ground! 🙅‍♀️ It's time for a reality check.

dandylions8 | dandylions8

Financial imbalance is ok, but not lack of financial discipline 💰

DDecimal | DDecimal

Confusion and disbelief: 🤔😳 Is this for real?

jenna_grows | jenna_grows

Financially supporting a grown tantrum-thrower? NTA dodged a bullet 👍

TemptingPenguin369 | TemptingPenguin369

Don't be a sugar mama! NTA for standing up.

Flaky_Tip | Flaky_Tip

Empowering response to financial control with a touch of humor 😎

GloomyIntroduction32 | GloomyIntroduction32

Break up and seek therapy. NTA for leaving mall incident.

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Dump him 💔. You deserve better than a demanding jerk.

GonnaBeOverIt | GonnaBeOverIt

Curious commenter asks for more details about fiancé's contribution 💍☕

SincerelyCynical | SincerelyCynical

Don't let him use you for your money 💰. NTA.

Karma_1969 | Karma_1969

Dump him! 💔 Your partner shouldn't use you for money.

Hemenucha | Hemenucha

Don't let him manipulate you, NTA 💪🚫

mcclgwe | mcclgwe

Don't let anyone control your money or you 💸💪

MaryAnne0601 | MaryAnne0601

🚫👨 Dump the needy dude demanding an expensive watch!

IllustriousPomelo152 | IllustriousPomelo152

🏃‍♀️💨 Don't look back, just run away from that situation.

Unable_Republic_6403 | Unable_Republic_6403

Dump him and save your money for something better 💸💔

InUrEndTho | InUrEndTho

Stand your ground! Don't fall for his guilt-tripping games. 💪

PenguinsLike2Dance | PenguinsLike2Dance

Don't let him turn you into an ATM 💸. NTA.

Kz_Mafuyu | Kz_Mafuyu

Kick his greedy a** to the curb 👏

PerilsofPenelope | PerilsofPenelope

Run, don't walk, away from this entitled fiancé. 🏃‍♀️💨 NTA

TWAndrewz | TWAndrewz