This is a long story, but I’ll do my best to shorten it.
I’ve known my now ex-boyfriend for 7 years now. I’m from Texas, he’s from Ohio. We met when I went to Ohio on a family trip (I was 15), and kept an online friendship after I went back home. We didn’t meet again in person until I was 19, and by then we had developed an online relationship. I was so sure that we were in love and he seemed perfect, so he convinced me to bring him back to Texas with me so we could be together ‘forever’. He forced me away from my parents place and we lived together for just a few months with an old friend of mine. The whole time we were there he would always yell at me and make our broke situation always my fault, when he never once tried to get a job. I should’ve listened to my friend when she wouldn’t stop asking about all my bruises after he would stop yelling at me. With having no money, we ended up moving back to my parents for a short time, then he moved back to Ohio but wouldn’t let me go with him. Said I would ‘do better down here by myself’, but of course he went back and cheated on me. Around 4 months after he went back I regained my sense of self worth and broke it off with him. I moved half an hour away from my parents and things were fine for a couple years. But three or so months ago he showed up at my parents with NO warning, demanding to see me and almost started a fight with my dad. They of course didn’t tell him where I was, and called the cops but he was long gone before they showed up. Things cooled off for another month until I ran into him at my local walmart, he cried and begged me to get back with him and made a huge scene and kept a hard grip on my arms and wrists so I couldn’t walk away, thank god security showed up and told him he had to leave. I stayed at a friends house for a couple nights just in case he had tried to follow me home, and after a few days of seriously thinking about what I was going to do, I decided to move to Oregon. I’ve always wanted to live here and thought now’s a better time than ever. So I paid off the last 2 months of rent in my apartment, got a u-haul, and left. I’m still looking for a job and currently living out of my car, but all I’m wanting is some money for gas and food. I’ve gone to local pantries but the food doesnt last very long with me having no refrigeration. $1,000 is all I ask for and hope you make even the smallest donation. Thank you for listening to my story if you got this far, and have a fantastic day.