Marriage is a heavy commitment and everyone who wants to get married would only want to do it once and never go through a divorce. Following this, a Taiwanese woman has shared her fears of not wanting to marry her long-term boyfriend.
In her post she said,
“I’ve been with my boyfriend for close to 3 years and I don’t think I want to get married because I earn more than him.”
She mentioned that as of now her total assets and savings would amount up to $2,000,000TWD (RM286,000) while he is at $81,000TWD (RM11,615). While he is nice to her, she can’t help but think that if they were to get a divorce, she would have to pay for his alimony as she earns far more than he does.
“If we were to get married, it’s not to say that anything would change between us, and we would still be living the life we are currently living now”, she added.
She shared that she is currently living with her boyfriend, and she pays for 70% of the rent. She thinks that paying for 70% now is acceptable as he helps with house chores and makes sure that the house is neat and tidy. But if they were to get married, she is worried that if they get a divorce, she will have to give him half of her assets.
“If we get married now and let’s say in 10 years’ time, we get a divorce, no matter how much I get paid, I still won’t be able to find a second partner anymore”, she said.
She then ended the post saying that she has a financial plan on going and doesn’t want anything to disrupt her plans.
“If we get married and it ends up not working, I don’t want to stay in the relationship for the sake of not wanting to pay for his alimony. My brother thinks I shouldn’t marry him, but I can tell that he really wants to get married”, she added.
Many netizens then commented on her post and here’s what they said:
“If you’re so afraid that your assets will be given to someone else then I don’t think you should get married.”
“I feel like you only care about the money.”
When it comes to marriage, both parties should talk about their finances as it can really affect their relationship.
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