i'm panicking right now. because my mom and dad just had a huge screaming match. long story short, and my mom wants to leave (she can't really). or my dad will leave us with the house. my mom doesn't work so she won't be able to pay for the mortgage all by herself. i'm so scared we'll be homeless. we can't live with family or friends because they all live miles away. i don't know how we'll even pay for car insurance. i just got off school break, but now i'm looking for 3rd shift jobs... i could probably get one. but i don't have a credit score. my bro gets SS but it's only $400 a month.
i don't know where we'll live. my dad drinks 2-3 times a week. he doesn't get drunk but he'll have rages. my mom has always put up with it. but i'm scared that if he leaves he'll come back and start screaming at everyone or do something even worse. if he leaves i'll have to get the locks changed i guess. I don't know where he'll live either. if the mortgage goes under his credit will be ruined too.
we could get an apartment eventually i guess. but it will take months for me to get my own credit score, so what can we do?
Most Helpful Guy
Assuming the worst case (or best case if they're just not right for each other) and they split up, remember that you are a grown adult now. Many people your age in similar positions hold a job and go to college on their own, so paying for a roof over your head is not impossible.
When money is tight, it will mean that you cannot afford to live the life you're accustomed to, but you can afford to live nonetheless. This may mean renting a home that has fewer bedrooms than there are people, and someone will need to sleep in the living room. College students sometime cram together and I've seen 4 people living in a 1-bedroom apartment, so it's not impossible, although uncomfortable.
Keep in mind that this is not the end of the world. Millions of other people encounter the similar life issues and they come out just fine. They do not shrivel and die in a corner. When life gets tough, people become resourceful and creative and find ways to get by. They usually end up stronger in the end, realizing they can endure more hardship than they realized they could.0
Most Helpful Girl
Divorce is hard on everyone in the family especially on your parents. You had nothing to do with the divorce. As far as your concern about being homeless: you won't be.. your mom and dad will figure out how to make it on their own as weltheir finding a place to live.. I think you should step back from the situation and let your parents deal with it and figure everything out. It's not your role or obligation to finance your family. As a mom who went through a divorce.. I was left with nothing but Mom's have a way of making it work out. try not to stress about the issues/worries you have.. Jus let your parents figure it out. Take 1 day at time n try not to think about all the "what if's"0
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