I Am Financially Stuck In a Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    I am no longer in this type of situation

    but believe me, walking away was the best decision I could have made for myself. I'm broke now but my happiness and freedom outweigh that hands down.
    Jess140 Jess140
    36-40
    Jun 16, 2015

    I met my boyfriend in Feb of this year.

    We met online and what really attracted me to him was that he was a single parent like me and seemed to be stable. He talked a good game and I was intrigued we met right away and moved in together. I find out from his sister that he lied about everything he told me. His age was...
    cdanois cdanois
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    Stuck

    To tell this story is to face the fact that I am stuck because I refuse to do anything about it. I have a 14 year old with a man I met, fell in love with, had a child with and then grew apart. I guess I feel stuck because he has a whole life that doesn't include me - his hobbies...
    sinbad666 sinbad666
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    Wanting Out!

    We met online, been together for a year now.  He financed a house for us & we have been living together for 7 months now.  He is completely a different person, then the man I met!  The bills have compiled & he makes 3 times more money than me, since I retired...
    Julia71 Julia71
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2010

    This Is Long... But I Need Help! :' (

    I am writing because I am financially stuck in a relationship, AND I'M NOT EVEN MARRIED!! I live with my girlfriend of about 3 years... We thought we'd be in love forever, which is why we live together now. Also, going off that belief, we bought a whole bunch...
    Astoria426 Astoria426
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2009

    What Can I Do?

    I'm a man of 28 years and I live in Washington, DC. I wasn't always here though. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and served 5 years in the Navy stationed in Charleston, SC. A year before I got out of the Navy I met a beautiful man, who was visiting Charleston with his...
    ndustrialhippie ndustrialhippie
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 8, 2013

    I met my "boyfriend" almost two yrs ago.

    I was pressured to date him by my family so much so it became easier to comply than to try and avoid it. then last November my family up and pushed us to live together. she is very controlling of the finances and I never get money I don't know what our bills are I feel helpless...
    FatNSexyBaby FatNSexyBaby
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    I'm Stuck financially and emotionally*******please help***********

    ******please help***** leave a comment*****   I've had this on my shoulders for a long time and never really confided in anyone so i really hope no one openly harshly judges me and just offers constructive criticism please. anyhow here it goes:    for about a few...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

    With low earning potential

    and three kids, I don't see how to get out of it. I don't see any way to get help either. Sometimes I try to wrap my head around and settle into being a "flunkie" or "glorified babysitter" to keep my kids in the best situation. But there are times when I really feel like I'm...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2014
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