My name is Kathi and I’m a 20 year old retail worker from Germany.
I live with my boyfriend who just started a new apprenticeship last month after taking a mental health break from work (he also worked in retail but is even less in the condition to keep on working there than me).
I work part-time but with no limitations on how many hours a week for a bit over minimum wage as I’m not a trained retail worker.In the last few months I worked a lot so I would have enough money for everything he couldn’t pay yet I overlooked my own mental state.I enjoyed it there at first but the environment at my workplace changed negatively with a new boss and I got more and more depressed as time went on.my history with depression and mental illness started as a teenager and I’m in therapy but I’m still so very bad at acknowledging how burned out I really felt. I tried to do it as long as possible but the stress from work, life and some family related issues got to me and it came to the point where I had to tell my manager that I cannot work as much anymore and she accepted.I did it because it was the best for me at this time, but now I have financial problems so I don’t know what to do anymore.
This month neither I nor my boyfriend have enough money to pay for rent, food and other bills from months before where the money was tight as well. Our families have their own financial difficulties and this is honestly my last hope to get at least enough money for food for the rest of the month so we can pay rent with the rest of our income. I hate that I wasn’t strong enough to keep on working and now I’m here begging online for money, yet I see no other way as of now. My budget now is 50 euros for the next 20 days. My boyfriends pay comes in the middle of october and is enough to cover rent if we’re lucky as his credit account is already in the negative with insurance payments and so on.
I would be very grateful for every euro we get if there is somebody willing to help us anyway..
Even 5 euros can help us get over at least another two days. Please if theres anybody out there who has some spare change you would help me and my boyfriend so much!
My paypal me is paypal.me/sekath