I’m staying with my cheating boyfriend for the money.
I was so head over heels in love with my boyfriend. The type of relationship you see on TV and you just know neither of them would even consider another person, because they’re just so perfect together.
I was living alone and really struggling. I have a lot of debt from the last couple of years. I admit some of it was me being reckless, but the majority is just life hasn’t been kind to me. My parents died 6 months apart and I had to take loans out to pay for their funerals.
We had been discussing moving in together and I was thrilled because it was reaching a point where I’d pay off part of my credit card and then be charged interest, then I’d run out of money by the end of the month. I was spiralling.
He moved in and I was so happy. So in love. The bonus was that with my bills being halved I could finally pay off my debts.
Then I found out he’d cheated on me. Within a week of him moving in. My heart was shattered. I never, ever expected it or suspected a thing. I felt like a moron.
He begged, he cried, he assured me it would never happen again. I felt sick. I knew the relationship was ruined.
But I thought “my life is bad enough, now you’ve broken my heart, why should my life be even more f-ed up financially?”
I decided I’d “give him another chance” and “work on us”. I’ve made a plan with the extra money and I can pay off all my debt within a year.
I’m pretending to fix things, that things are improving, so I can finally be debt free then break his heart like he broke mine.
I’m so excited. I know it’s wrong.
But the alternative is I keep getting into debt until I can’t afford my place at all. Why should my life be turned upside down because he was an a-hole?
For those concerned, he will be using a condom when we do get intimate and I am on BC.