By jenA - 12/07/2012 02:40 - United States

Today, I got a sweet promotion at my job. Instead of being happy and celebrating with me, my boyfriend broke up with me because he is jealous that I'm more successful than he is. FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 451
You deserved it 2 677

Same thing different taste

Top comments

that1guy1 13

Joke's on him. He lost a girlfriend and some financial support.

TheElderTROLLZ 15

OP: I just got an awesome promtion at my job! BF: **** YOU BITCH YOU'RE MORE SUCCESFUL THAN ME I'M LEAVING! OP: U mad, bro?


that1guy1 13

Joke's on him. He lost a girlfriend and some financial support.

Yeah and now op doesn't have to deal with a slacker ******** of a boyfriend

Right. I mean, even if he wasn't happy for her [which he should have been] he would still be able to spend OP's money. OP deserves better and now she has some extra money she won't be spending on her boyfriend.

DreBeezy 9

Wow, that's pretty assholish of what is now her ex-boyfriend :/.

Listerinekiss_fml 7

Good riddance to your asshat of an ex he didn't seem that mature anyway and most likely be jealous of all your success

TwiztedYuri 9

he'll be hack once he realizes what he just left. he is a dumbass tho

This is why he's unsuccessful; he bails at even the slightest threat and he clearly hasn't learnt from that. Not only do you not need him due to his lack of support, but you don't want a partner who will run from everything challenging in life. I think you had a lucky escape.

daisiebud 18

Mhm, she's better off without him.

Men r afraid of strong woman :(. But congrats, woman should be strong and look after themselves thn to rely on a man, in this modern era.

TheElderTROLLZ 15
iliketomoveit123 10

This comment makes me so mad. The plural form of woman is women.

The grammar is not strong with you I see.

It's kinda an extent. Obviously not every guy is like this, but I have (sadly) known a couple of guys in the past who either wanted their girlfriends/wives to become housewives or wanted them to have menial "female" jobs so that they had to rely on their boyfriends/husbands for support. It's pretty sad that there are men in this day-and-age who are intimidated by women who are successful and/or independent.

unknown_user5566 26

2- Your first sentence (if you can really classify it as one) is remniscent of the days inhabited by cavemen.

I'd rather a girlfriend/wife who can hold her own when it comes to a job and money.

29 - That in itself is a generalisation.

HonestTruth 5

Allow me to translate: Men are afraid of strong women, I frown upon this, but congratulations! Women should be strong and look after themselves rather than to rely on a man, in this modern era.

MistaKrista 8

You know... It would be different if they messed up punctuation and/or misspelled, but they messed up their plurals. In my experience, people who mess up like this are not speaking English as a first language. It's not an easy language to learn. If this is the case, I'm sorry about the assholes commenting above.

68- very true. This isn't just a website for the countries that speak English as their first language. So chill out, you can tell that it isn't their first language because of the type of errors. I don't like your generalization though 2.

37, I snorted when I read your comment, thank you! As for the sentence in question, I wonder if the person is learning English maybe?

McNerdyNerd 8

I completely read this like I was listening to a caveman. If you think of it that way, it makes total sense! Doesn't matter they wrote it, you still get the idea :)

I would prefer a strong woman who is capable of supporting herself, especially in these tough times.

If you think about it, some guys want the woman to rely on him because he wants to be her knight in shining armor more than wanting her to be submissive. I want to go through medical school and eventually be a doctor, but my boyfriend would rather me do nothing and be able to enjoy my life while he takes care of me. He supports me though, he just doesn't like that I picked such a demanding field because of all that I have to go through.

33, Why does it have to come down to fear? Why can't they just be more interested in a traditional role without actually having something against non traditional roles? It's not like the role of a housewife is demeaning or degrading, its an honourable living if you have the means to do so, and there are definite benefits to having a mother raising children rather than a TV or day care taking on the responsibility. I'm sure many people would actually be happy for the opportunity to do this, and are only limited by the cost of living. The guy seems insecure in himself in this story for sure, but there is nothing wrong with wanting a traditional family.

KiddNYC1O 20
argybargy 3

If he's afraid of a strong woman, then by definition he isn't a man. You're better off without him, OP.

TheElderTROLLZ 15

OP: I just got an awesome promtion at my job! BF: **** YOU BITCH YOU'RE MORE SUCCESFUL THAN ME I'M LEAVING! OP: U mad, bro?

I've actually responded like that to my own fiancé when he got unreasonably angry over something ridiculous. The ensuring rage fit he had was totally worth it.

Classic! Being from NZ "you mad bro" is just part of the kiwi lingo... Same as "sweet as bro".

In the long-run, you're probably better off without him then.

Definately. And in the short run as well.

GovernorGeneral 8

And the short but not too short run. Also the long but not too long run.

TheElderTROLLZ 15
unknown_user5566 26

What a stinkyhead. ...Sorry guys, I felt compelled to break up the profanity. I mean, shit, is it really all that necessary? ;)

Sparks808 10

What a boobhead? I felt compelled to add to this thread.

olpally 32

What a poopyhead! Oh the immaturity is showing in this thread :D

#47, what, the profanity? ****, yes, it is. And OP, your boyfriend is a ******* who doesn't deserve you. A man who is threatened by his girlfriend's/wife's success isn't much of a man. You are well rid of this creep. You deserve better.

In a way this isn't an fml at all. It's like getting a double promotion in that now you're getting paid more and having to spend less.

secretlyhopeful 4

Not really. She has to pay more rent now... He's an asshat!

Better that than him being jealous constantly with you. Takes a burden off your back.

blueflare21 3

I think you should be grateful. Dodged a bullet there.

It probably stings now to lose him over something so petty, but keep in mind that he was willing to dump you for such a petty reason and remember that you can do much better if you so choose. Rock that promotion and congratulations.