The exits are....none.
August 4, 2014 9:13 AM Subscribe
How do people determine that they can just pack up and move out and assume things will work out?
posted by msbadcrumble to Work & Money (31 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
How do they decide they have (and make) enough money to support themselves when they were previously not supporting themselves (i.e. living at home)? How do they deal with having to find a job (which will take god only knows how long) that will pay them enough to support themselves, especially when one does not have the luxury of being able to live off of one meal a day nor of not paying student loans? My experience has shown it is not possible to even get a call-back or interview if one is not local to the job. I am desperate (there isn't a word that describes how desperate, and there doesn't exist html code to emphasize the word satisfactorily) to be out of my living situation. I want to pick up and leave. I feel completely hamstrung by finances and the perceived impossibility of supporting myself financially. My mental/emotional health has suffered greatly and will continue to suffer as long as this situation remains as it is. I've done a budget several times using my current expenses but it still doesn't tell me how much I'll actually need, since I can't predict food costs, little everyday things, HOUSING, etc that can make or break a budget. How do people do this without becoming homeless and starving on the street? (I'm not exaggerating here. This is a genuine, deep-seated fear that, yes, I have brought up in therapy.)