So I am a young man from the United Kingdom. I am a full time working, driven, family oriented individual. I am and have been in a long distance relationship with a young American woman, next year marks our 10th year anniversary as a couple and I just want to be there for her and I hope to marry her.
What can I say. I’m a hopeless romantic.
We are both in a situation where we have little finances. I have been trying to make enough money to go back to the US and stay for some time however existing bills and other finances make this difficult. The initial cost of the journey, upkeep of existing bills and the price of daily living is extensive.
I was planning to go back over there this year for 3months (it has been 2 years and I hate that we had to wait this long but we have to do what we have to do to get by) but then the pandemic hit. Travel thus far is restricted between the US and the UK for now. Then being put on furlow has cut my income further making the possibility of earning enough money for my stay even less probable.
To make a hard year worse, I had an extreme scare earlier this month. My fiancée is scared that our goals of being together look bleak. She almost broke up with me as she is scared that my devotion to her is holding me back from living my own life and creating memories. She thinks that she isn’t worth the wait and although I assured her I would move heaven and earth to become her husband and live our lives together, its extremely hard. She has been patient with me and relies on her own income to maintain her own property and family leaving her finances very slim, its all down to me.
I love this lady with all my heart, I just want to give her the world. The touch she craves, the presence she fights so hard to wait for. She is my life and I am hers. I want to prove to her that she is more than worth the fight!
So that’s my story…..
Lets cover the finances. I make probably around $1200 a month. With my expenses taking roughly 3/4. So $300 remains at a rough estimation…
The flights is the easy part probably around $1000 with Insurance etc. An extra $300 should I choose the 6month VISA option
The living costs probably $750 for each month I am there. Which I’m planning either 3 or 6months depending on how much I am able to make.
Wedding costs. I’m not entirely sure, I mean I would love to give her a fantastic ceremony with tonnes of guests and beautiful sights and a honeymoon to boot. However I would also be happy with a romantic, quaint, small attendance wedding. I’m guessing the range is between $7500 – $15000.
I’ll be honest, I’m asking for a lot and I’m not even sure if I will receive anything. However I thought after an honest request we will see what happens….
To any benefactors, thank you from the bottom of my heart.