This Man Asked His Girlfriend To Turn Down A Promotion So She Wouldn’t Earn More Than Him And We Seriously Can’t Believe This Is Still Happening
Twitter user @mzbat was at the airport when she caught wind of a juicy conversation going on between the couple beside her. Eavesdropping may be rude, but @mzbat knew this story needed to be shared and we’re so glad she did because what starts out as an appalling tale of an unhealthy relationship, turns out to be pretty empowering in the end.
It starts how many uncomfortable conversations do, with a financial issue. Apparently this woman’s boyfriend feels emasculated by her success.
Couple beside me at the airport is arguing over money. He just told her if she loved him she’d turn down the promotion bc everyone would know she’d be making more money than him and he’d be humiliated. Holy shit is that really still a thing? wtf— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
His self-victimization seems to be working on her and @mzbat is not having any of it.
omg she’s crying and said she’d never do anything to jeopardize their relationship and he’s like “good then turn down the job” and I just want to punch him— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
Then he comes in with this whammy.
He just told her once they’re married and have kids she wouldn’t be working anyway so there’s no point focusing on her career anyway and I’m rekt. I can’t believe this is 2017.— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
And here is where the tides turn. Seems like someone was getting ahead of himself.
OMG SHE WIPED HER TEARS & SAID “kids? who said anything about me ever wanting kids?!” pic.twitter.com/WrFXgAWIOz— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
Yeah...this relationship was never gonna work out.
SHE THREW HER BOARDING PASS AT HIM AND TOLD HIM TO HAVE FUN IN CANCUN. SHE JUST RAGE QUIT. OMG PEOPLE CLAPPED WHEN SHE WALKED AWAY. BEST. DAY. EVER.— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
Justice has been served.
He’s rage texting now. RAGE TEXTING LOL. Good for her but now the airport is boring again. ?— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
This final note to “brave airport lady” is exactly why this story matters so much. No one should have to stifle their full potential. She deserves all the success in the world.
Dear Brave Airport Lady, if you ever see this, just know that although I’m sorry you went through this (esp during the holidays), I hope that, one day, you look back on this as a defining moment in your life. Never settle. Follow your heart. You are a goddess. ❤️— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
Here’s hoping that 2018 will bring fewer stories like this and even more women doing their thing and absolutely slaying in their careers, their relationships, and every aspect of their lives.