My SIL has been seeing this guy for about a year and a half, and they just called it quits. She was telling me about his wish for a prenumptual agreement, and I was wondering WHY exactly he would need one b/c he really is in the same financial situation she is, they neither one have much in the way of assets. It seems that he wants to wait another 3 years to get married b/c he wants to build a house first (he had said this to me over the holidays and while I thought it strange, I didnt' think much of it). It seems the reason he has behind this is that he wants a prenumptual agreement that he gets the house no matter what (yeah, the house he doesn't have the $$ for, will have to borrow $$ for, and hasn't even built or started yet). Does anyone else think this is the most bizarre thing they've ever heard? SIL finally decided, after he said all of this about the prenump. that it was over, and he would never be much in way of a partner. I feel really bad for her, but I want to drive up and give this guy a piece of my mind! I totally understand prenumps when you have assets to protect, say $250,000 worht of assets or more, but when you don't have ANY assets, and basically are worth $10,000-20,000, or less when you subract what all you owe, WHY would you do that? Does anyone else think this sounds manipulative?