He had underwear that was full of holes but would still not throw them out, even after I bought him a bunch more.Also, he knew very little about life outside of his home state, was never up on current world affairs, and was ignorant to soooo much basic knowledge.
I don't judge her at all and her family are hard working and lovely.
It's just hard not to be a little bit jealous sometimes.
[...] When I was dating the guy he was no longer "poor", he was doing well for himself.
Because of his upbringing he chose to be willfully ignorant and never even try new things, that was my issue.
Really, we just teach each other and love each other for our differences. Two days later and she wakes up to a £5000 car on the drive.
Meanwhile in the same week I'm lending my mum £200 until payday so we have enough money for shopping and don't have to borrow off my grandparents for the 5th week running.
Here are some of the most illuminating answers from the Reddit thread. My father and step mother were given custody of me, they are hardcore bikers.
I grew up learning learning how to sell drugs, fight, work on bikes, make moonshine, etc. My SO comes from upper middle class, went to private school, family celebrates birthdays, having a fridge half filled of food is "getting low" etc. [...] We never worry about money because I can make a twenty feed us for weeks and she knows when to remind me to spend money on myself. I was ecstatic that I had my first 5 driving lessons paid for me as my present from my parents.
- /u/Bradboy As a whole, I'd say the fact that her parents are loaded has been a huge positive.
She has no student loan debt, but helps me pay mine, and has since we were engaged.
They say opposites attract, but is that true when it comes to your income bracket?