Woman refuses to pay for boyfriend’s parents’ dinner: ‘He was shocked’

A woman is refusing to pay for her boyfriend’s meals when they go out. 

She shared her story on Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. Her boyfriend of five months, Ricky, is divorced. After she started a second job, Ricky began making her pay for everything when they went out. Then he tried to get her to pay for his parents’ dinner.

“Last night he invited his family to join us for dinner. We got to the restaurant first,” she explained.

Then he asked her if she “brought” enough money. When she asked what he meant, Ricky’s plan became clear. 

“He told me that he told his parents that I’d pay for their meals,” she wrote. “I said why would I and he went on about his parents going through a rough patch just like him. I said, ‘I’m sorry this can’t be a coincidence!’ he asked what I meant and I told him that I would not be paying.” 

Ricky insisted she pay and even said she didn’t have a “choice” because they were already at the restaurant. 

“I silently got up, took my phone and purse and walked right out. He was shocked he started shouting after me to stop and wait but I didn’t,” she wrote. “We’ve been going back an forth about it til now. He’s mad and is refusing to speak to me til I apologize.” 

Redditors thought Ricky had some major red flags. 

“GIRL RUN!!!! This is NOT a man you want or need in your life! Go, go, go and don’t look back,” a user wrote

“He is financially abusive by forcing you to pay, and if you don’t belittling you,” another commented

“This dude is full of red flags. It’s time to run,” someone replied.

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