Hi I’m 18, working and studying full time. I’m unfortunately in an abusive relationship where I was abused physically and financially a few times this month.
It’s left me worried it’ll happen again, but I couldn’t exactly break up and leave because I don’t have a plan or backup support.
I don’t have much family or friends to begin with, when my dad died things went downhill and other living family kept saying things like how he still loves me regardless of what he does.
I’m down a couple hundred because he borrowed it without asking, and I contemplated going to a homeless shelter but I’m afraid he’ll find out my plans and do worse than he’s already been doing.
I have no car, $7k in savings + financial aid and college covid relief. I make a little under $9 per hour and work near 30 hours a week sometimes less or more. I found a place on Craigslist that charges rent for $400 per month, or $100 per week and a $200 security deposit.
I make between $900-1000 per month, but if I do take this place which is still available for rent along with 3 other roommates, I’ll be left with $600 for expenses of Lyfts, groceries, and essentials.
What’s the best way to be able to sustain and afford to live on my own? I haven’t looked into public assistance because I’m not sure if I qualify.
I’m just new and scared to this, so I apologize if I might sound dumb or don’t understand. I haven’t even thought about credit or getting insurance and a car yet.