A man was left considering whether he should call off his wedding after his partner sold a gift that was left to him by his late brother, as others told him the behaviour was a huge red flag
A man was outraged after discovering his fiancée has sold a gift that his late brother had bought him so that she could buy herself a gym membership.
Sharing his story anonymously, the man said that his brother had sadly died of cancer a few months ago and before he passed away he had gifted him a chair.
But one day he came home to find the chair was missing, and after he asked his girlfriend she admitted she had sold it and spent the money on her gym membership.
The man was furious and the pair now can’t see eye to eye, and he’s now shared his story on Reddit to get advice from others.
Taking to Reddit, he said: “This chair I consider special because it was my brother’s favourite, and it reminds me of him whenever I sit in it. It just brings me closer to him to a degree I can’t explain and it brings me so much comfort.
“I keep the chair in my office and days ago I found out that my fiancee who has been out of work and complaining about no longer being able to attend the gym took the chair and sold it online to be able to pay for her next month’s gym membership.
“When I found out I flipped out hugely and had a very negative reaction. She told me that she was desperate for money and after selling all she had she had no choice but to sell the chair.
“I reminded her of who this chair belongs to but she said I already have tons of keepsakes from my brother and so I shouldn’t act like it was the end of the world.
“She also vented about her past eating disorders and her anxiety when it comes to keeping fit and claimed I was dismissing that she is struggling.
“I yelled at her and called her inconsiderate and selfish and told her she should have never ever taken and sold any of my stuff for a gym membership when she literally could’ve kept working out from home. “
The man said his partner claimed he was being overdramatic but now they’re not talking, and after sharing his story on Reddit other users offered their advice.
One said: “Sell the engagement ring you bought her and buy back your brothers gaming chair. Proceed based on her reaction to that.”
And another wrote: “Call the person who brought the chair and tell him that he’s brought stolen property. If your fiancée still refuses to do anything about getting it back then you may need to report it to the police as stolen and get it returned to you that way.
“Your fiancée knew exactly what she was doing and has shown that she doesn’t care about your property, the meaning behind the gift of it, and who it belonged to.
“Your fiancée’s old enough to know that her actions can have consequences and she can now face them and too bad if her consequences are of the legal kind due to her theft.”
While a third added: “Run bro. You need to get out of there. Your girl is a narcissist and disregards your thoughts and feelings.
“A gym membership – Really? Only way that would fly with me would be if she sold it for insulin or some other life maintaining medication.”