Couple argues over rent split for new apartment

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Moving in with a partner is a big step in any relationship, but it can come with many challenges, especially when it comes to sharing expenses. One Reddit user, a second year pathology resident, recently took to the platform to seek input on a disagreement he's having with his girlfriend over rent. The couple is looking for a new place to live and while he makes less than his girlfriend, he believes she should pay more because she uses one of the rooms as an office. However, his girlfriend thinks it's unfair to pay more when they are already paying extra to live near his work. The post has received over 15,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments, with many weighing in on whether he's being reasonable or selfish. Read on to find out more and to share your thoughts.

Medical couple seeks shared living space near work for residency

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Can love conquer financial differences? 💔💰

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Splitting rent with partner: To pay equal or not? 🤔

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Splitting rent causes tension as income and location are debated

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Is she being selfish or is he paranoid? 🤔

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Splitting rent with a partner: is it fair or selfish? 💰

Moving in with your significant other can be an exciting step in your relationship, but it can also lead to disagreements about money. This couple is struggling to agree on how to split the rent for their new apartment. With a significant income difference and one partner needing an office space, tensions are high. The partner making less money argues that the other should pay more, while the other argues that they should split everything evenly since they are both benefiting from the location. Is one partner being selfish or is the other being unreasonable? Read on to learn more about this couple's dilemma and how they can work towards a fair resolution.

Commenter calls out OP for being a gold digger 🤑

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Couple argues over rent split, but commenters side with girlfriend. YTA 🤑

NotAMormon91 | NotAMormon91

Commenter calls out OP's sexism and mental gymnastics 🤸‍♀️

Finish-Sure | Finish-Sure

User accuses OP of being a mooch, called out for lack of earning potential. 💰

IndigoBlueBird | IndigoBlueBird

Couple disagrees on rent split. Commenters suggest compromise. YTA.

Ellejaek | Ellejaek

OP is in the wrong for assuming his partner is a gold digger 💰

Embarrassed_Ad4000 | Embarrassed_Ad4000

Unfair rent split for the chance of marriage? YTA strikes again 😒

Chemical_Enthusiasm4 | Chemical_Enthusiasm4

OP accused girlfriend of being a gold digger, but YTA.

cin_co | cin_co

Should they reconsider moving in together? 😬

Hopeful_Rip2690 | Hopeful_Rip2690

Commenter calls out OP for being selfish and projecting. YTA.

onedayatatime08 | onedayatatime08

YTA for commodifying relationships and expecting more from your partner.

Ill_Illustrator8318 | Ill_Illustrator8318

Commenter calls out entitled behavior of boyfriend over rent split.

prettylittlepastry | prettylittlepastry

Don't hold back on your partner's finances 💰🙅‍♀️

Forward_Squirrel8879 | Forward_Squirrel8879

Man accused of calling girlfriend a gold digger over rent split.

Similar_Pineapple418 | Similar_Pineapple418

Both have reasonable perspectives, don't jump to accusations. 😊

LovitzInTheYear2000 | LovitzInTheYear2000

Single woman earns more, man calls her gold digger. 😳 YTA!

jamesonswife | jamesonswife

Can't imagine calling your partner selfish? Read this thread 😬

peabuddie | peabuddie

Who should pay more for the apartment? 💰

ThatsATallGlassOfNo | ThatsATallGlassOfNo

YTA for being a hypocrite and relationship red flags 🚩

edgewiseword | edgewiseword

Commenter calls out unfair rent split, OP accused of being delusional 😳

ultrarelative | ultrarelative

Calling your higher-earning partner a gold digger? YTA 💰

Caspian4136 | Caspian4136

Consider location options and expenses before apartment hunt 🏢

Mermaidtoo | Mermaidtoo

Is it already time to call it quits? 💔

Sea-Tea8982 | Sea-Tea8982

Fairness of rent split debated. One calls other a**hole. 🤔

cinderparty | cinderparty

Splitting rent causing relationship trouble? 💔

Ok_Surround_2230 | Ok_Surround_2230

Break up over rent split? 🤔 YTA says yes.

Defiant-Purchase-188 | Defiant-Purchase-188

Don't let jealousy affect your shared expenses 💰👫

ContributionNo2778 | ContributionNo2778

Commenter accuses OP of jealousy towards successful partner 🤔

nanicklesg | nanicklesg

Sharing rent based on income for unmarried couples - YTA or NTA?

SingleAlfredoFemale | SingleAlfredoFemale

Don't be a hypocrite, splitting rent should be fair 💰🤝

abackupforthebackup | abackupforthebackup

Is moving in together a bad idea? 🤔

Country-girl-2212 | Country-girl-2212

Couple argues over rent split for two-bedroom apartment. YTA vs. personal perspective.

MinuteEvery3626 | MinuteEvery3626

Splitting rent equally when one person has a longer commute? YTA 😒

canadianwhimsy | canadianwhimsy

Commenter calls out selfish behavior in rent dispute 💸

Zahrad70 | Zahrad70

Is the $600 rent split fair? 🤔

Intelligent_Stop5564 | Intelligent_Stop5564

Communication is key 🔑. Don't resort to name-calling.

Tricky-Flamingo-7491 | Tricky-Flamingo-7491

Commenter calls out financial red flag in relationship. 💰🚩

Proud-Geek1019 | Proud-Geek1019

Moving in together but arguing about rent split- EHS.

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Fair rent split debate sparks controversy in comment section 🤔

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Commenter calls out unfair rent split with humorous analogy 🤣

RosieCheeks357 | RosieCheeks357

Splitting rent equally is fair. Stop bickering and compromise. 🤝

dcm510 | dcm510

Gender bias in rent split causes heated discussion 👍

J4m4bu | J4m4bu

Compromise and split 50/50 for fair arrangements 🤝

Such-Quarter278 | Such-Quarter278

Argument over rent split leads to accusations of gold digging. YTA

tasnimnc | tasnimnc

Partner should pay half for the convenience, YYA is right 💰

randallbabbage | randallbabbage

Discussing finances before moving in is crucial for fair rent split. 💰

casualselfhatred | casualselfhatred

Comment accuses someone of being a gold digger.

veni_vidi_dixi | veni_vidi_dixi

Splitting rent unfairly makes YTA a gold digger 💰

Thecatowl_ | Thecatowl_

Splitting rent and splitting opinions. Will finances break them up? 💰❤️

The-Answer-Is-57 | The-Answer-Is-57

Don't be a hypocrite! 😒

Piper6728 | Piper6728

Find alignment in your relationship for a happy future ❤️

Cilhairol | Cilhairol

Splitting rent 50/50 fair? 🤔

Scion41790 | Scion41790

YTA for calling her a gold digger. Split the rent equally 💰

quackerjacks45 | quackerjacks45

Fair split or 50/50? NAH, but careful with name-calling 😬

Loose-Sandwich5646 | Loose-Sandwich5646

Disagreement over rent split causing relationship strain. 💔

Recent-Mousse1336 | Recent-Mousse1336

Not living together yet and already fighting? 🤔 ESH.

mazzy31 | mazzy31