My boyfriend venmoed me to repay him $7 for cold medicine — I saw a big, red flag

@jackieli852 via TikTok

When you’re dating someone, it’s pretty standard within your relationship duties to do each other favors from time to time. They might fill the car up with gas, you might pack their lunch for work or school. One day you might buy lunch and they’ll buy dinner. It’s not something you’re supposed to keep track of, right?

One woman named Jackie Li recently posted a TikTok that went viral about how her boyfriend once bought her cold medicine when she was sick—but then the next day, he asked her to pay him back! Not only that, but he sent it in a Venmo request. Ick.

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“One time I was feeling really sick, and I asked my boyfriend at the time if he could buy me some cold medicine on his way home,” Jackie said in the video, which now has over 5 million views. “So after he finished work, he dropped by CVS and picked up some DayQuil for me. Really kind of him, really appreciate that.”

After she drank her medicine, she fell asleep. But in the morning, she had a weird request waiting for her.

“He Venmo charged me $7 for cold medicine,” she said, “Like, okay, get your bag.”

It wasn’t like they had just newly started dating—Jackie said they were in a relationship for about four years at this point!

Jackie went on to talk about the important things in a relationship, and why asking for the money to repay him for the medicine was such a turn off for her.

“I think I prefer a relationship where it’s like, ‘Hey, I’ll get this, you get that the next time,’ and we’re not keeping track of our expenses, dollar by dollar,” she explained. “I should’ve known, but you know, we’re not together anymore, so it wasn’t meant to be.”

People who watched her video were all on her side. Some even shared stories of similar occurrences that happened to them.

“My ex of 2 years made me Venmo him for the avocado I wanted at the grocery store as we were shopping for dinner,” someone wrote.

“My ex venmo charged me $2.99 for washer fluid bc while he was using my car it ran out and he had to buy more 😩😩😩” someone else shared.

“My ex asked me to give him $2 for fries once… literally so embarrassing,” another person said.

Mainly, people couldn’t believe that a boyfriend—let alone one for four years—could ever charge his partner for something like that, considering that’s something friends might even do for friends,

“I would do that for a coworker without asking for reimbursement. Like literally when someone calls out of work I ask if they need meds and either stop by with smth or DoorDash meds,” someone explained.

What do you think of charging your partner for something like medicine?