Okay, the shorthand:
I may be knocking myself off the list of many with this detail, but I am an LGBT woman in a deeply red state. My wife — in name, not paper — pretty much just wrung me dry. After years of her not working, using my card, letting me pay for everything–perhaps a novice move on my part in being too trusting–she finally got a job! Which seems great. Until she decided she was suddenly too good for me after her first check in years and declared I get out. For long reasons, neither of us are actually the ones on the lease, and unbeknownst to me during the 60 hours a week I was working to keep us afloat while she had nothing, she had turned the person who was on the lease against me.
Yes, this seems like highschool drama and maybe, to some extent, it is. But what isn’t is that she let all of the bills charge to my card before pulling this stunt. And used it for some spending spree. Even the day after the breakup. And pretty much bottomed me out. I had to change my card number to get her to stop using it.
She “graciously” gave me to the first of July to get out, and I started working double overtime to start trying to get enough to move out. I DID manage to get a lease signed to move somewhere on the first, and in theory I should have the first month and moving costs covered if I keep on the 70+ hour weeks I’ve been breaking myself working.
Somehow, despite her not being employed for years, I can’t even remember since when, she’s even convinced herself she bought all the furniture in the place we just moved into last August and furnished from the ground up. And, considering she’s tilted the friend backup table, I have nobody to even argue my point on leaving here with anything more than my clothes. Because, again, in name and not on paper–so no way to make her split things equally.
Add in, my job–while good–is work from home. Meaning, like, if I don’t have a home? And internet? I lose my job?
So I started rebuilding rapidly.
I’ve mostly found free or extremely cheap furniture to pack in a side room, done supreme bargain shopping, and more–but I’m going to come up a little short on other important things like. I dunno. An air conditioner for summer. And. Like. Food. Those things would be very nice.
For an example of basics I’ve managed to scratch up from nothing (and since I took this my discount warehouse clearout mattress came in–I had got the free couch because I thought I might have to sleep on it)
I promise I’m trying to be as smart and economical as possible. The most expensive part of all of that was paying for it to be delivered, you’re looking at about 150$ investment for half a house (barring the mentioned mattress at 300 for it and the box spring).
I do have a good job, but there’s only so much recoup someone can do with like 3 weeks notice after being bled dry. And I think everyone knows. First month/deposit/movers/utility starting is E X P E N S I V E. Heck, air conditioners are expensive. Not to mention pots pans knives microwave whatever else comes with starting from SCRATCH. This woman is refusing to even part from a SET OF BEDSHEETS. And apparently had other “options”, and I’m quoting her and me, “lined up.”
So what I’m asking for is any kind of help I can get. I’m not someone that has, say, a 40K medical bill or something. But I’m at a point where every dollar can help and, in a perfect world, might find up to 1K in generous people. 500 would definitely help a lot (like air conditioner). I really doubt I’ll find a magical sugar momma that will offset me the few thousand in general move in costs, but this is definitely an “anything helps” situation
SO HERES MY PAYPAL LINK: https://paypal.me/Janelle170?locale.x=en_US