I bought a vehicle and started saving for all of the deposits and rent for my own place, and was at a point that within a couple months would be able to afford a place. I was helping them on bills and maintenance. My stepfather started asking me if I had saved enough money he literally asked me 5 times in 2 weeks, I finally had it and said I'd be out in a week. Originally I was allowed a year or two, this was after 6 months, all behind my mothers back. I had to borrow money and settle for the cheapest place I could find, it had no refrigerator or oven, and I had neither, only a bed and table for furniture, I got a worn out couch from my brother. Bought a used tiny fridge, microwave and a toaster oven. Having to move on short notice, I was very short on money.
At the same time I moved I met someone, lived 50 miles apart. She came out every other weekend, I wasn't able to cook much for her, but she always cooked for me at her place. I tried to help by cleaning up, and cooked for her at her place at times.
She broke up with me due to a lot of things going on in her life that she needed to take care of first. I always felt like my home may have been a contributor, I felt bad about it, and I found out from her she liked coming to see me, but a lot of anxiety about my house. I have bought a new couch and will be buying the appliances within a month. While its not the main cause, I always wonder if it may have been a contributor to the break up. Because I know for certain I would not have been in this living position had I had 2 more months, I have been very unhappy with my stepfather, especially because it was behind my mothers back, and I don't want to cause problems between them.