One year ago, I was living with my parents and working 2 low age, hour jockey jobs that I hated. But I had about 10,000 saved up, so I was doing pretty good otherwise. My friend and his wife had decided they were going to move to Texas and thought maybe I should go with them. My frined had a job all lined up so it would be no problem for me to live off savings until I could find a job, so I agreed.
Well, after about three months my friend lost that job and I started working off and on helping another friend of ours install security systems and datalines. We use my car because I'm the one thathas one. Well, after awhile the friend I moved in with starts doing this too, and since he has a wife and kids to take care of I tell him to take the majority of the hours. The majority soon turns into "all"
I'm paying my bills through savings, and getting more and more depressed as I'm watching my dwindling bank account disappear. My friend and his wife are getting assitance through their church to pay their portion of the rent and bills, i'm paying mine entirely out of pocket. Then my car breaks down and I'm looking at a 2600 bill to fix it. I borrow money from my parents to do so, because i don't have that much anymore.
Well, a week ago, my friend has informed me that his wife has stated that if I'm not out of the house by the end of the month, she will take the kids and leave him. Understand that my moving down here was her idea. She practically begged me to do it. Also understand that I have paid my rent every month, while they get assitance for their. Not only that, but I pay the cable and internet bill entirely out of pocket to offset the fact that they buy the food-with foodstamps. (speaking of the cable bill, before I took over payments on it, they were 108.00 in the hole thanks to interest- I paid that off entirely.)
I gave them money so many times when they needed it, no questions asked. And now, now that I'm almost completely out of money, halfway across the country from any family that might be able to help me, with no job and no credit, she's going to kick me out. hy?because apparently I'm "ruining her marriage" She does nothing all day, I'm in school. She doesn't cook,she doesn't clean, she plops the kids in front of the TV all day.
The only bills they have to worry about are cell phone and car insurance. Everything else is paid for by their church or the government. My car needed a complete new engine, she bitches about the fact that theirs has a low idle-easily fixable.
They've had chinese food takeout three times this week, I've been living off ham sandwiches and ramen ever since she accused me of "stealing" their food.
I just dont know what to do anymore. The only bright side is that everybody in her life, including me, can now see what a raging bitch she is. Fortunately some of our mutual friends have my back, but I'm not sure it'll be enough.