My partner and I are sinking deeper and deeper into financial problem.
We are nearing 6 months late on some bills… bills gone to collections…. maxed out credit cards with late payments piling up….
Neither of us have more than £50 in our bank accounts and we are just barely getting by… but I’m not sure how much longer we can keep this up.
The only way we can even afford our flat is because the rent is heavily reduced because there is a big crack in the kitchen ceiling that leaks water frequently.
Now I know there are people worse off than we are. We still have a roof over our heads and shoes on our feet.
But if there is maybe someone out there that could spare some money for us, it would greatly reduce the amount of stress and anxiety in our lives.
We are a happy and loving couple. We have been together for going on 6 years. We are from different countries, so we have had to get visas to live together. Unfortunately we have maxed out the visas we are eligible for, and this coming January is looking like the last month we will be able to live in the same country unless we get married or move somewhere completely new.
We cannot afford our current situation, much less to get married or move to a different country.
It is looking like we will both have to go back and live with our parents on opposite sides of the world when this current visa runs out.
Now don’t get me wrong, we are both hard working people. We both work 45+ hours a week in hospitality. But it is just not enough to afford to pay our bills and groceries and rent. We are behind on everything and it is getting worse.
We can’t even afford healthcare. My partner needs his tooth fixed after a dentist did a poor job on one of his fillings. It is getting worse, but we simply cannot afford to get it fixed. He also needs physical therapy on his knee after suffering an injury, but we cannot afford that either.
Our cat has recently developed asthma and we can’t afford her vet bills.
And to top it all off, our vacuum cleaner broke and we have no way to vacuum our tiny flat that is all carpet! It’s a nightmare.
We cannot ask our families for help either… my parents are homeless living in hotel rooms working every day with no chance of retiring.
And my partners parents are dealing with high medical bills in retirement after one of them was diagnosed with MS last year.
We are out of options.
We don’t want to spend our next (potentially last) few months together filled with stress and uncertainty and struggling. I fear it may take a toll on our relationship.
Please can someone help us? Even just the cost of a new vacuum would be incredible.
One day, when we are more financially stable, we will find someone who needs help and pay it forward.
Thank you for reading.