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Prayers for Windfalls
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:25:41 pm »
Hello all, my significant other and I have gone through some financial rough patches as of late, and we're about to face some obstacles in the near future.

Financially, we've been struggling for the past few months now. He's in theater, and I'm a teacher; needless to say, we make just enough money to scrape by, but it seems that the universe, the powers that be, or some entity, is reveling in delight as we struggle, because we've had our fair share of a series of unfortunate events. First it was his Macbook breaking (yeah, I didn't need that $1000+ I just saved up), then it was our rabbits getting sick ($250 for the vet visit and meds), and now my student loans are about to go into repayment... even though I just finished paying off one of the major ones and thought I could relax. In addition, he's going for his road test next week Monday, and I'm getting anxious about that - if he passes, he'll have many more doors open for him employment-wise; if not, well... he'll have to wait til later this year to take it and we'll keep strugglin. I've been working a lot, and I'm hyper-aware of my health - I don't want to end up in the hospital like this past spring, yet, it seems my admin seem really gung ho on making me work my magic to get these kids to learn science and medicine. On the note of health, I know we both have issues cropping up: me, possible skin cancer; him, more tooth extractions and more implants that need to be done (at the tune of $1000 a pop - total, $6K).

On last thing: please please please do not suggest to me that I need to better budget my money (I'm pretty frugal as it is), and don't tell me to dump my boyfriend/significant other. We've been together for almost 10 years. I knew what I would be getting into - there are times that I need something to help pick me back up and keep moving forward.

(Sorry for the rant).
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Re: Prayers for Windfalls
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 10:41:33 pm »
Hello all, my significant other and I have gone through some financial rough patches as of late, and we're about to face some obstacles in the near future.

Financially, we've been struggling for the past few months now. He's in theater, and I'm a teacher; needless to say, we make just enough money to scrape by, but it seems that the universe, the powers that be, or some entity, is reveling in delight as we struggle, because we've had our fair share of a series of unfortunate events. First it was his Macbook breaking (yeah, I didn't need that $1000+ I just saved up), then it was our rabbits getting sick ($250 for the vet visit and meds), and now my student loans are about to go into repayment... even though I just finished paying off one of the major ones and thought I could relax. In addition, he's going for his road test next week Monday, and I'm getting anxious about that - if he passes, he'll have many more doors open for him employment-wise; if not, well... he'll have to wait til later this year to take it and we'll keep strugglin. I've been working a lot, and I'm hyper-aware of my health - I don't want to end up in the hospital like this past spring, yet, it seems my admin seem really gung ho on making me work my magic to get these kids to learn science and medicine. On the note of health, I know we both have issues cropping up: me, possible skin cancer; him, more tooth extractions and more implants that need to be done (at the tune of $1000 a pop - total, $6K).

On last thing: please please please do not suggest to me that I need to better budget my money (I'm pretty frugal as it is), and don't tell me to dump my boyfriend/significant other. We've been together for almost 10 years. I knew what I would be getting into - there are times that I need something to help pick me back up and keep moving forward.

(Sorry for the rant).

The Gods never give us more than we can handle!

On the subject of health, I'm also super frugal, and have seen many, MANY, times where a few dollars for a holistic treatment accomplishes far more than any allopathic doctor ever dreamed of with their expensive tests. Just a thought...

I sincerely hope things start looking up for the both of you! And good luck to him on his driving test!

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Re: Prayers for Windfalls
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 07:03:30 am »
Hello all, my significant other and I have gone through some financial rough patches as of late, and we're about to face some obstacles in the near future.

Financially, we've been struggling for the past few months now. He's in theater, and I'm a teacher; needless to say, we make just enough money to scrape by, but it seems that the universe, the powers that be, or some entity, is reveling in delight as we struggle, because we've had our fair share of a series of unfortunate events. First it was his Macbook breaking (yeah, I didn't need that $1000+ I just saved up), then it was our rabbits getting sick ($250 for the vet visit and meds), and now my student loans are about to go into repayment... even though I just finished paying off one of the major ones and thought I could relax. In addition, he's going for his road test next week Monday, and I'm getting anxious about that - if he passes, he'll have many more doors open for him employment-wise; if not, well... he'll have to wait til later this year to take it and we'll keep strugglin. I've been working a lot, and I'm hyper-aware of my health - I don't want to end up in the hospital like this past spring, yet, it seems my admin seem really gung ho on making me work my magic to get these kids to learn science and medicine. On the note of health, I know we both have issues cropping up: me, possible skin cancer; him, more tooth extractions and more implants that need to be done (at the tune of $1000 a pop - total, $6K).

On last thing: please please please do not suggest to me that I need to better budget my money (I'm pretty frugal as it is), and don't tell me to dump my boyfriend/significant other. We've been together for almost 10 years. I knew what I would be getting into - there are times that I need something to help pick me back up and keep moving forward.

(Sorry for the rant).

As long as he isn't spending your money on internet games and hookers I'd never advice you to dump him. Having someone to love and support you is more important than any money in the world.

I'll keep you in my prayers, luv. (((TheGreenWizard)))
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