Looking for a little advice here around some recent developments in my relationship. I have been in a long term relationship for almost 12 years living together for past 6 years. Got engaged to my girlfriend back in Dec. 2019 and planned a small destination wedding with only 4 guests for April 2020.
My fiancé finished her degree about 8 years ago and I was aware she took out student loans to pay for it. We never really talked very much about debt throughout our relationship over the years. My girlfriend would get very passive aggressive anytime the subject got breached and it would inevitably result in an argument. The only info she shared with me shortly after graduating was she had 40k in student loans. To provide a little context we are both in our late 30’s and I do not have any debt outside of a mortgage.
Fast forward to this January shortly after getting engaged. I asked her for an update on her debt obligations so we could begin planning better for our future together. Again the same passive aggressive argumentative behavior. After several arguments and various shifty answers on why she couldn’t provide it she reluctantly informs me it is 70K worth of student loan debt that she has. We talked about it and she assured me she was working to consolidate everything to a better interest rate and would get me more details around it soon in about 3 months or so after the financing details got worked out with her bank which is after we are married. After requesting periodic updates from her over the next several weeks I kept getting the run around. Things finally came to a head about 2 weeks ago when I basically demanded to see some sort of official documentation, bank statement, loan document, anything that would verify the total debt load. Continued to get same run around about her not being able to find her total debt amount. During a huge argument I made it extremely clear that the wedding will not be happening until I get this information. She then confessed that it was actually now 100K of total student loan debt. She tells me that she had no idea about the other 30K until just recently. I of course find this hard to believe and feel she is being dishonest with me.
At this point alarm bells are going off so I request she share her credit report with me via credit karma. She agreed. The student loans were there along with a 33k auto loan I was already aware of and a credit card showing a 12K balance. She assures me that she has only carried a balance on the credit card once resulting in a $300 interest payment. I do understand that her balances are typically higher since she expenses a lot of work travel on the card which she is reimbursed for but its also her go-to personal card. Based on all the above turn of events I requested to review the specific line item details of her credit card and bank statements over the past year. She said under no circumstance will she share that information with me. I told her that I could not move forward with the marriage until I see this information. She still said no way. Is it unreasonable for me to ask for the detailed line item credit card and bank account information from my fiancé? And should she feel obliged to share? Would you move forward with this relationship without this info? I have volunteered all of my financial records for her to review. Thanks in advance for any advise.