My brother and I have an amazing bond. Of course, we have known each other for our whole lives. We never fight about anything, we get through every situation together, we always had each others backs. I could go on about our history but it would take months. The memes we have stem from absolutely every game/show we’ve ever played/watched. It’s like I can’t do something without thinking about something stupid we have done. It wasn’t until 2 years ago when that changed. He was doing better being split up with his ex wife. I mainly moved in with him to help my parents out and my niece/his daughter. It was a hard situation for all of us, but it gave me the chance to finally move out of my parents place. While living with him I was able to get a better job to get more money. Things were fine without the extra money, but of course more is better. Eventually not only did his ex still haunt him and annoy him every message she could, things changed at his job at tmobile. It became a major toxic place to work and everyone started quitting, but he stayed for the health insurance for his daughter. This was one of the main causes of his depression. That being stacked with his ex being an increadibly toxic person, he fell into a deep state of depression. He had something with work where he didn’t go to work and wasn’t getting paid, but could still keep the job as in he still had his benefits until he felt better enough to go back. He did get better for a few months and started working again, which was right when we renewed our lease. Unfortunately, his depression really came back strong and he stopped working for pretty much a year. I wasn’t making enough money so I had to use my emergency credit cards to keep up with rent. What was making it worst was he would say he was going back to work to pay me back, but never really did. I was also helping him with his child support money which he kept saying he was getting money within the week to pay me back, but again it never happened. He started lying to me all the time about having the money to pay me back, but of course I always believed him because he was my best friend. When he was let go from t mobile and still wasn’t looking for a job, that’s when I finally kicked him out. To cut this story shorter, my brother had a great chance to get his life back on track with a post office job, but after suddenly quiting and still not looking for another job, it’s time to let go. I don’t see myself being worth anything to him anymore and it’s devastating. I hate that life has forced him into this and I want to still help him recover, but it’s not happening anymore. The person I can be most comfortable with for my entire life is no longer here. My cousins always wanted the both us to be around because of how we are together. That’s pretty much how we are known. Now my other half is lost and I can’t find my way forward sometimes. My mom doesn’t want to see us be on bad terms either. I don’t want to have to break her heart, but I need to be free of what has become a toxic relationship. That brings this story to today. My brother has put me in about $10,673 worth of credit card debt split between 3 cards. He owes me way more than this with the child support I paid for and my savings account emptied, but right now I just want to be debt free. The way things have been going, I’ve only been able to pay the minimum payments each month which add up to about $200 a month. Interest on the cards is high so it seams like it will be 10 or more years till I’m debt free. I recently got promoted at work, but only a 50 cent raise came with it and my rent is about to go up significantly when my lease renews in a few months. Scrounging the best I can, this debt is severely hindering my future. I don’t even think putting this up will help, but I’m desperate. Anything helps and god bless anyone that donates. It means everything to me. Thank you.