One Swiss Man, One Missed Investment: Buying Bitcoin at the Top Costs Him Wife and $200,000


  • A man lost $200,000 during a bitcoin investment last year.
  • Wife posted loss to Reddit, announcing plans to divorce husband, against advice to work it out.

There is a saying about marriage that any man can take to heart – “happy wife, happy life.” It does not take a lot to make a woman happy – be an honest man and do not make stupid choices with money. While there are plenty of ways to make a wife happy, these two ways are an excellent starting point. However, one man could not even do that, doubling down by investing $200,000 in Bitcoin without a single word to his wife. Is anyone surprised that she wants a divorce?

Any lie about how a spouse spends their money is worth the heat that they get, and the wife in question posted about this circumstance on Reddit, saying that her husband lost over $200,000 to crypto. Apparently, her role in the relationship was to handle the finances, but she decided to give the reins to her husband, choosing to check in on the money periodically.

When this wife considered purchasing a Tesla Model 300, she checked the accounts to find that over 300,000 CHF/USD gone. Rather than suspecting misuse by her husband, she first believed that the difference was just a glitch. However, confronting her husband, he admitted that 200,000 CHF of the missing funds went straight to cryptocurrency last year. The wife commented that the amount he lost was about 25% of the savings that they held as a couple, adding that she is

“shocked and angry.”

Before now, the couple has been married for a decade, and the wife was bringing in 75%, which is why it is understandable that she feels stolen from. Even though she has been advised by loved ones that she should go to therapy to fix the relationship, she doesn’t want to hear a thing – divorce is all that is on her mind.

An interesting twist in this narrative is that the Bitcoin was sold at a 200,000 CHF loss, which means a bull market could not even save it. The wife pondered if she would still feel the same if the lies had led her husband to double their income, though she soon admitted that she would have been glad. Still, by not being informed before the loss reached this point, she and her husband lost all opportunity to fix the situation.

There was no information provided regarding the amount of Bitcoin involved in the investment, but that doesn’t matter to this wife. As she sees it, an investment in cryptocurrency is no different from gambling, and there should not have been any money invested in the first place, in her opinion. Commenters tried to be helpful, offering advice about the circumstance. Some people voiced their opinion that a divorce would be rather extreme, while others suggested establishing a limit on her husband’s spending.

Right now, Bitcoin is trading at $8,772.42, showing less than a 1% increase in the last 24 hours.

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