I really didn't want to ask for this. I have such a huge and delicate ego, and this is excruciating.
However, I realized I can't realistically do what needs to be done without help. I need help--with what everyone needs help with, really. I need help with money.
I mean, I've never been exactly well-off, and I've struggled with money before, but never so much as to let anyone on the Internet (that weren't close friends) know about my struggles with money.
Okay, enough procrastinating... I need help with money so I can move out. And take my little sister with me.
She's 14 years old, but we can't wait until she's 16--the age of consent. I NEED to get her out of our current environment and take our parent's place as her legal guardian. Reason being: our mom is emotionally and psychologically abusive, and our dad is too depressed to help.
"Oh, so you're one of those people whining about their mean ole mommy," you might be saying. Believe in emotional abuse or not--or maybe even think I'm exaggerating--the damage is very real.
Mom has recently made my little sister her target (after around 14 years of me being her main target), and they're both getting worse. My mom is getting easier to set off to a ridiculous and childish degree--as well as more physical, from grabbing my sister by her collar to shoving her into walls and clutter on the floor. My sister is reaching her breaking point. So am I.
We need to get out of here and soon. I need $3,000 in order to move out, but I'm just going to ask for $2,000. I can get the other thousand myself.
I know life on my own taking care of my little sister is going to be difficult. Which is why I'm asking for help to get us on our feet. I absolutely hate the idea of begging but... Please.
Sorry for sounding so dramatic.