Dear sir/ madam.
first I’d like to start by saying thank you for reading my plea for help.
My story is a bit hard to tell as it’s quite complicated but to put it simply; when I was younger me and my mum moved around a lot to get a better start each time but she fell off the wagon one too many times, had another 2 kids and eventually moved to another city to live with my girlfriend at the age of 17.
since moving here, life hasn’t been easy either, I’ve had friends who rented a room out to us but then ended up abruptly kicking us out even though we still had 1 month of tenancy left.
However, we looked on the brighter side and found a cheap, studio flat to start off our new life, just the two of us. This new flat wasn’t our dream at all though I’m afraid. It ended up having blocked drainage pipes to the point where water would not drain when in the shower or washing dishes and when washing machine was on, it flooded out of the sink. Then there was the problem with the insect and rodent infestation that occurred as the months got colder along with mould and dampness covering every surface and ruining most of our belongings.
We thought we had hit a breaking point when the landlord apologised for the horrendous living conditions and offered to accommodate us at another one of his properties, which was bigger and in a more quiet area. We even decided that we would get two beautiful little kittens to celebrate finally finding a place to relax at home with our little family.
We couldn’t have been more wrong.
The ceiling is leaking and there is mould growing all over the walls as well as more dampness coving our bedding and personal belongings such as pictures and childhood memories.
Being exposed to mould and dampness everyday for almost a year has such a detrimental affect on your physical and mental health.
My girlfriend has asthma and I happen have severe anxiety and depression mixed with slight bipolar disorder. Which makes my days hard as it is. I just wanted a place to feel safe yet free at the same time, like a home should be. But instead bills pile up, health deteriorates, problems get bigger and soon enough you’re ready to just stop fighting all together.
Im not perfect, I’m not the best person in the world but unlike the aggressive neighbour who decides to beat and rape his girlfriend and then get away with it after police involvement, I’m a good person and I would never do anything to hurt someone or be rude, I’m too scared to even make eye contact with a stranger, let alone ever be mean to someone like that.
I’m just asking for some help.
Ive felt like a disappointment my whole life, I just need someone to believe in me and help me reach my true potential.