I’m in a pretty terrible spot, and I need to ask people for help.
A quick run down of this year. I moved to a new city with my partner and our dog. Shortly after the move both my family life and my life with my partner started to go south. My dad got diagnosed with cancer. There was hope at first, but over the course of six months he got worse and worse. During the same time my partner started to gaslight me and manipulate me. We briefly broke up and had to get separate apartments around the time my dad was diagnosed with cancer. After a brief trip to see my dad, we got back together, but they began to use my weakened emotional state to get money out of me, even in times when I was struggling to pay my own rent. This continued for months, and while I was so worried about my Dad and my fragile relationship they took more and more money from me.
In January my dad went into hospice. I took an expensive trip back to see him in his last days but arrived a day late and he had already become unresponsive and passed a few days later. When I returned my partner broke up with me, but still convinced me to continue helping them. I was so broken and depressed that I was holding onto anything I could. They continued to use me for six more months, but as I healed from the death of my Dad I began to realize what my ex-partner was doing to me. I fought against it, but the gas lighting got worse. They made me believe I was the one that was wrong. I was the one that was awful and I owed it to them to keep helping them. I finally broke free last month, but the damage to my financial health is too deep. And in the course of breaking free they took our dog and stopped letting me see her.
I don’t know where to turn for help. I recently got a promotion at work that will help, but I’ve got several hurdles to get over before I can stand on my own two feet.
I currently live in an empty apartment with an air mattress and a couple chairs and books.
In the course of the breakup I had to get a new, separate apartment in the matter of a couple weeks. I got stuck in an apartment I could not afford. My lease is up in a month and I’m seeking a cheaper solution. But I’m currently behind on the rent for the place I’m at, and have no money for a deposit and first months rent for a new place.
I currently owe my current landlord almost $2,000 dollars. I estimate I’ll need close to a $1,000 more to secure a new apartment.
I don’t know what to do but start asking strangers on the internet to help, and hope that someone feels moved to help me get back on my feet after the worst year of my life.
Thank you for hearing me out. My paypal link in below as well as a screenshot of what I currently own in back due rent.