A man was stunned to know that his girlfriend of ten years was a millionaire. He worked two jobs to make ends meet, not knowing how wealthy his girlfriend was.
The man discovered the truth after his girlfriend left the house. He shared that she often visited her aunt and didn't return home for 2-3 days.
After his girlfriend left that day, he stumbled upon her laptop while cleaning the house. He discovered the shocking truth when he raised the lid and saw the screen.
The man's girlfriend belonged to a wealthy family | Source: Shutterstock
Before jumping into the main story, the man shared how he met his girlfriend. She had moved into his town when he was in high school, and they became friends "by chance." He explained:
"We basically hit it off and became great friends and started dating a year later."
The man confessed he never noticed anything about his girlfriend that would suggest she was a wealthy woman. He never saw her wear expensive clothes or jewelry.
OP met his girlfriend in high school | Source: Pexels
OP's (Original Poster's) girlfriend never spent a lot of money. When they were in high school, she lived with her aunt in a one-story building, which never made OP think she was rich.
He confessed that he wasn't curious, but looking at the half-open laptop tempted him to lift the screen.
They had been dating each other for the past ten years, and OP confessed they lived a "normal life." However, his girlfriend lost her job recently, so he had to work two jobs to make ends meet.
He had to work two jobs to make ends meet | Source: Pexels
OP shared that his girlfriend often traveled to another state to meet her aunt and didn't return for 2-3 days. She left the house in a hurry this time and forgot her laptop. OP recalled:
"After she left, I was things away and fixing stuff up when I found her laptop on her desk slightly open."
He confessed that he wasn't curious usually, but looking at the half-open laptop tempted him to lift the screen. He saw an email from a lawyer talking about a family business.
His girlfriend forgot to take her laptop | Source: Pexels
The email said that his girlfriend had a share in the business, and OP knew nothing about it. Curious, he dug through the emails, looking for something that would answer the questions in his mind. He stumbled upon emails from her father, talking about their clothing business. He explained:
"Her dad owns a couple of dozens of clothing stores in New York."
He also discovered that her father regularly sent her money for the past six years. She had a separate account that OP didn't know existed.
He picked up the laptop and read her emails | Source: Pexels
OP was shocked after reading the emails. He didn't know how to react. He felt sad because he had been working tirelessly to make ends meet while his girlfriend had been "sitting on millions for years."
Another Redditor named Gangreless found it strange that OP had been dating his girlfriend for ten years and didn't know anything about her family. Other Redditors also agreed that they felt this part of the story was odd.
In response, OP explained that he frequently asked his girlfriend about her family, but she never wanted to talk about it. She only told him that her mother had died and never discussed anything else.
OP's girlfriend only talked about her mother's death | Source: Pexels
Some Redditors also asked why OP mentioned his girlfriend's aunt in quotation marks. OP explained that he never met her aunt and discovered that she had no "real aunt." He explained:
"When I went through her emails, there was mention of a family friend she was supposedly living with."
Other Redditors asked OP if the emails hinted towards something that might explain why his girlfriend hid the truth from him, but he said the emails didn't have anything of such.
An email revealed that OP's girlfriend was living with her family friend | Source: Pexels
The emails only revealed that his girlfriend's father made her stay with a family friend after her mother's death, and he's been trying to rekindle their relationship since then.
Meanwhile, other Redditors asked OP why his girlfriend didn't get another job after losing hers. He explained that he had talked to her about it. He worked as a laborer and didn't want her to do the same, so he didn't push her. He also shared that she had been looking for jobs that weren't labor-intensive.
Most Redditors wanted to know more about OP's relationship with his girlfriend before presenting their advice. Other users advised OP to confront his girlfriend regarding the money.
OP's girlfriend was actively looking for jobs | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder:
Why do you think OP's girlfriend hid her money from him?
OP thinks his girlfriend hid her money from him on purpose, but he has no idea why. Some Redditors believed she never talked about it because of her family problems and because she had no intentions of using the money. What are your own theories regarding her intentions of keeping it a secret?
Do you think OP should have pushed his girlfriend to talk about her family?
Whenever OP asked his girlfriend about her family, she either changed the topic or didn't respond. Many Redditors found it strange that OP had no idea about his girlfriend's family. Do you think he should ask her more about her family so she would eventually open up about the money?
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