A woman on Reddit decided to tell his story on the “r/TrueOffMyChest” subreddit after learning that her ex-husband left her all his money.
The “r/TrueOffMyChest” subreddit is a place where you can take anything and everything off your chest and open yourself up to support from a stranger.
The $1.3 million inheritance was too much for the woman to refuse, but it created legal and moral difficulties.
The girlfriend her husband left her for now wants the money back.
“My ex-husband (m48) came to me (f44) one day and told me he was leaving me. That was about eight years ago, and I was 4 months pregnant with our first child I can’t describe the pain and confusion I felt,” she says at the start of her post.
No reason was given and they were married for ten years.
She later found out the reason was that a few weeks before he left her, he had met someone else, and that’s why he was divorcing the original poster.
“He never spoke to me until I had a late miscarriage 2 months later,” she wrote, clarifying that she doesn’t blame him for the miscarriage.
“He texted me saying he wanted to see me and talk. I didn’t respond. He tried to reach out a few times but I never got back to him.”
The woman eventually met someone else and her ex stopped trying to contact her afterward. Now she is still happily married with two children.
She learned that her ex-husband was terminally ill and his last wish was to see her.
“I refused to go see him as his last wish. His parents tried to have me visit, but I refused. What do you say to someone who has hurt you so badly after all these years? Does his death make things less hurtful? Does it make me forget my resentment? I didn’t want to know that.”
Of course, now that she knows the will, her decision not to visit him haunts her, but we understand why she made that choice at the time.
When he died, she learned that she would get most of his money and his apartment. Her parents will get enough for their retirement and her nephew will get money for his school fees, but other than that the money is all hers.
In a letter he wrote for her before his death, he apologized for everything.
“He never stopped loving me or thinking about me. In his mind, I was still his wife,” she says of the letter. “He never got over the loss of our baby and felt responsible for it. He looked really remorseful and he seemed to have followed my life closely.”
He knew who her current husband was, their kids, their names, and his current job, which is part of why she felt guilty for not granting him her last wish, but now her ex-in-laws are asking her to. being generous with the inheritance with her ex-husband’s girlfriend.
Her ex-husband’s girlfriend is now trying to challenge the will.
Ex-husband’s girlfriend dropped out of college after meeting him and has never worked a day in her life, as one woman has claimed.
She explains that she is now threatening to challenge the will on the grounds that she used and abused him and his trust.
“I manipulated him into giving me everything and not leaving his house,” the woman said, reiterating the girlfriend’s argument.
The wife is conflicted, saying she doesn’t know if the girlfriend deserves anything.
“She’s 33, and I don’t feel obligated to provide for her. Isn’t it also disrespectful to go against my ex-husband’s wishes,” she asks at the end of his message.
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A user suggested that the original poster should give the ex-in-laws an option to buy out the apartment, but the original poster said they couldn’t afford it, so the user said the best thing to do, give him plenty of time to save up, find a job, and move house.
Updating her post, the woman said her answer was still no and her decision was made.
“I’m glad it’s not based on hate or resentment as I originally thought and felt guilty,” she wrote. “I believe that what he left me for whatever reason belongs to me and therefore no one has a right to it.”
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