In a solid piece of advice, one person came up with a novel idea.
‘These kinds of agreements are always thorny. On the lol Reddit one hand you are feeling like “I need to protect myself, if we’re going to stick together why would it be an issue to you?” and she’s thinking “I thought we were solid, but you’re imagining us breaking up, and if we do, you’re happy with leaving me destitute?”
He admitted that he was ‘scared’ at the thought and is considering asking her to sign a ‘cohabitation agreement’ in the event that ‘things don’t work out down the road’.
However, the girlfriend said she feels that this arrangement implies he doesn’t trust her.
On the other hand, he feels that if she ‘really isn’t in it for money’ than she should have no problem signing.
Advise: The Canadian man took to Reddit to gauge whether he would be in the right if he asked his girlfriend to sign a contract stating she would not be entitled to half his assets if they split
Among the hundreds of comments of advice on the thread, the resounding verdict was that the man was ‘not an a**hole’ for asking this of her.
After rising up the ranks in his job and a string of successful investments, he is in a position to buy a home. However, he expressed concern that his girlfriend would be entitled to half of everything under Canada’s common law parameters if they split.