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'AITA for laughing at my husband for wanting to void prenup now that I make more than him?' UPDATED 3X

'AITA for laughing at my husband for wanting to void prenup now that I make more than him?' UPDATED 3X


"AITA for laughing in my husbands face??"

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So I F(32) have been married to my husband M(34) for 6 years. Before we got married he had me sign a prenup stating that our financials would always be separate and the only thing we would share was an expense account to pay for household-related fees.

The reason for this was because he was making pretty good money and I was in graduate school so my financial situation was pretty bad but I signed nonetheless because I understood he wanted to protect himself. Anyway fast forward to now, I’ve been out of school for about 4 years and I make more than 3 times as much as he does. (I never asked how much he makes and he’s never asked me either).

Anyway 2 weeks ago I told him that I was thinking about buying a new car as one I had, was really old since I had had it since my undergraduate days. He wasn’t really interested and just told me to get whatever I liked. So a week ago I decided to make the plunge and get an Audi, I was pretty excited as I had always wanted one….(at the time my husband was on a business trip, he got back yesterday) and I showed him my car…

he was really happy for me, however later he asked me what my monthly payments were as the Audi was pretty new…at this point I told him that I had made the purchase in cash and that I had no monthly payments. He was taken back and asked with what money and I answered that I made more than enough money to be able to afford it. He didn’t talk after that and I thought that was that………

However after a few hours he came back to me and told that he thinks we should void the prenup……This is where I might be the a$$hole I laughed in his face and asked him why I would agree to that and his answer was that we’re married and should share our financials. So I told him that we’ve been married for 6 years and yet we’ve never shared financials and I was fine with what we were doing,

and his sudden change of heart was very suspicious. He called me a bunch of names and stormed out and didn’t come home and and I guess he told his family about our fight and they called to berate me and say how he supported me while I was in school (he didn’t) and now am wondering if I was the a$$hole??

What do you think? AITA? This is what top commenters had to say:

[deleted] said:

NTA. not gonna lie, you two don’t sound like partners. you sound like you’re against each other in life. take this change of heart as the red flag that it is and consider how you want to proceed.


So he wanted the prenup initially to protect his money because you didn’t have much, and now you have more money he wants to void the prenup so he can have more of your money? Hmm. No wonder you laughed in his face. NTA.

BentBent12 said:

NTA. I would have laughed too. But I find it very strange you both have no knowledge of the others finances. He wanted the prenup and he got it. Don’t back down

Janetaz18 said:

NTA. Interesting how things change once he figures out that you made more money than him. I think your hubby just met Karma. Serves him right. Don’t let anyone guilt you. I would suggest some marriage counseling because I’m not sure your marriage can survive his ego.

[deleted] said:

NTA. I would have laughed too. Now that it is no longer to HIS benefit, of COURSE, he wants to void the prenup. Haven't you figured out that what is his is his and he considers what is yours is his?

As long as HIS financials were protected, the prenup was fine. Now that he sees you as a cash cow, he wants to void the prenup. You have every RIGHT to be suspicious because....reread what I wrote.

BTW, it is NONE of his family's business. It always astounds me how the family gets involved when it is NOT THEIR FIGHT! And obviously, they don't have the full story (he did NOT support you while you were in school). It was nice while it lasted but, now that you are making so much more money, this marriage is over.


NTA. prenup is prenup. No point in changing the rules after the fact, especially if the rules might change to your detriment. Of course you can redo the prenup. If both of you bring all assets to the table, and negotiate a deal fair to both parties. But I suspect that wouldn't be the case...

Commenters overwhelmingly agreed, NTA. And many urged OP to "not back down" and even suggested that her marriage is over.

She later shared this first update:

I knew his salary when we got together, however he’s since gotten promoted and at first when I used to ask he would make comments that it was rude of me to ask how much he made so I stopped…he’s never really been interested in my career or job and we don’t bring our work home….

The reason I make 3x what he makes (I made the assumption from what I knew his salary had been) is because I work as a CRNA and he works as a software engineer.

And then, she shared this second update:

I didn’t expect so many comments, thanks everyone for sharing your opinions….This post has really made me question everything in my life, I think am going to take a leave of absence from my work to sort out my life…..

My husband was only my second relationship and I guess I was too caught up in school, work and debt to really see that my marriage was a sham….am not blameless which is hard to swallow, so I am going to have conversation with my husband and see where we go from here if anywhere.

And, finally:

Since it’s been a point of contention am gonna clear up a few things….I make 175 an hour and work between 40 to 48 hours a week…..from what I know he made about 90k when we got together am sure it higher now(he also works less hours)…

we live in a state that is not expensive so my monthly contribution is about 1000-1200 a month….he had some property in NE so he wanted to protect that and I had debt from school (he did too but mine was bigger).

If there are any more updates, we'll keep you posted!

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