- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Why does it always have to be so stressful?? I am very lucky in that I have a very successful SO who has a minimal amount of debt. Unfortunately for him, he has found himself with a chick who is struggling in her career and has a terrifying amount of student loans. I graduated in the midst of the economic collapse and when I originally took out my ungodly amount of loans there was no way for me to predict what was going to happen and that I would graduate without being able to find a job in my field.
That’s the background… Our lease on our apartment is getting ready to expire and they jacked our rent up by $100. I just simply cannot afford to pay any more money in rent. More than half of my monthly income goes to rent + utilities, a majority of the rest goes to paying off my loans and whatever is left I use on groceries + minor purchases. We split everything 50/50 even though he makes more than double what I do.
I want to move and find something cheaper, which means moving farther away from where we work (Manhattan). He enjoys the ease of his commute from where we are now and the wonderful area where we live. While I will be sad to leave, I just can’t justify spending anymore of my income on rent.
I feel like we are stuck in a rut and even though my SO is always very supportive of me, I can’t help but feeling like I am holding him back and he is frustrated with my lack of funds and huge amount of debt. Sorry this was so long, and I guess this is more of a vent then anything else…. Man, being an adult is hard!!! 😛