Worried in Chicago
January 21, 2014 8:04 AM Subscribe
Today my father (who I live with; I'm 22) woke me up by banging on my door loudly and yelling at me. He made serious physical threats and destroyed some of my computer equipment. I'm at a loss for what to do.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (23 answers total)
The obvious goal is to move out. I have a job but I make barely $800/mo at it. I live in Chicago, where this can pay rent and food in a 2BR or 3BR, but then any sudden expenses would bankrupt me. None of my friends are able to accommodate an extra long-term roommate right now.
I've long-since given up the idea of negotiating with my father. He's repeatedly demonstrated a lack of empathy in all areas, to all people.
What are my options? How do I leave quickly and on a low budget, in the middle of winter?