A man whose wife won millions has revealed that the life-changing amount of money caused problems in their marriage.
Writing on Reddit, the 37-year-old explained that he and his wife have been together for five years.
“A year ago, Jane won a life-changing amount of money (in the millions) and quit her job to set up some charities that help our local community,” he wrote.
The man went on: “She donates books to the library, volunteers for book groups, goes to community council etc. but ever since setting up her charities she spends a lot of time away from home and at events.”
He said that his wife invites him to events but he always declined because they were ‘exhausting.’
“She’s now so well known in the community we can’t go out without someone talking to her on the street or recognizing her. I feel like I’m in a relationship with her voicemail sometimes,” he went on.
The wife explained that she enjoys talking to people in the community but he called her ‘selfish.’
He said: “Throwing money at a small ass town doesn’t make her famous. She said she wasn’t trying to be, and that I know how much the community and helping people means to her and why, that I had gone too far. She’s now staying with her aunt and won’t talk to me.”
Reddit users were quick to defend the wife, with one person commenting: “So your wife has a life outside your marriage. She has a purpose and feels fulfilled. You show zero interest in her new interests and life goals. You support her in zero ways. You won’t even go to a few functions to show her you care. Now you what? Want her to quit or scale back cause you’re jealous that she’s become more successful than you? Get out of here.”
Another wrote: “How does donating money make her selfish? What you said sure sounds like it is designed to hurt her rather than to articulate a problem and work toward a solution.”
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