Get Out of Debt/SURPRISE Divorce

A week before Valentines Day I was informed over text that I was getting a divorce. I was told I did nothing wrong, that I just wasn't enough.

Most of the people in my life knows that for the last 7 years  I have been supporting my partner/soon to be ex husband while he went after his dreams in Grad school. This has been a really difficult journey for me. I stayed in a toxic job for almost 9 years to make sure we had steady income and to cover medical insurance. I have given up time, money, goals, and dreams to be the best supportive partner I could be. All with the understanding that once he finished school it was going to be my turn to figure out what I wanted to do and to get support from him.  He's now divorcing me instead.

This puts me in a really tough position. I have until the end of July to move out of what has been my home for the last 7 years. There are "discussions" about financials, What he's offering helps in the short term, but doesn't meet any of the needs I have asked for or was told I would receive if he wasn't wanting the divorce.

Many of you also know I've been struggling with depression, and pretty much my two dogs are the only thing that makes sure I get up in the morning. I'm not willing to give them up. Add onto that, I took a job that pays me almost 10k less a year to be closer to home and have a better environment under my ex's encouragement, now makes it very difficult to find a place to live. (PS I really love my new job btw)

This is where you come in. I have drained most of my savings trying to pay off my credit card debt. Debt accrued during this relationship. I may have found a place that will allow me to keep both dogs. It would be ready to move in sometime the beginning of May. The problem is I still have some debt left and this place is at the highest I can afford and still puts me in a place of struggling. With my debt, I can't afford it at all.

I am humbly asking for your help so I can start over and find a happy life with my puppies, and you get rewards for it!

If anything exceeds my goal, it will go towards moving expenses and paying down my car loan. Thank you so much for your consideration and help.
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Brittney Hart 
San Jose, CA
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