Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time reading this.
Me [19M] and my girlfriend [18F] have a dream to leave together for studying in Netherlands. Our relationship is 3 years old and a lot of things, bad and good happened since the beginning. Mostly it was my fault, because I was still young and couldn't figure out if I really want to have relationships.
Now, we're on almost the best terms we could ever be on. I say "almost" because now after all the planning for leaving together might not happen, because I'm a European citizen and my tuition costs only €2000, while her is more than €15000 because she isn't an European citizen. She isn't able to afford it and seeing her completely destroyed makes me wanna leave it all and stay with her.
Her relationship with her mother (her only parent) is worsening and is kinda abusive. She still does her best to keep a fresh mind and move forward to leaving this country.
Her dream is to become a marine biologist and because we live in this corrupted Ex-USSR poor country, it is completely pointless to study here, not to mention there are no courses related to ocean studying.
I am sure I will find, I will earn my money for the tuition, her on the other hand won't be able to do this. The actual worst thing about all of this, is that she will get her European citizenship in 3 years, which is two years too late.
I don't want to see her in pain of seeing me go for studying and her remaining here for nothing.
I can't imagine how I would handle it if I were in her place. Yes, she cries sometimes, but doesn't wanna show it and still is searching for ways for us to leave together.
There are none.
It would mean the world to me and to her to get enough money with help from the people to study and live abroad.
She doesn't know anything about this fundraiser I started, she won't find out if I won't make it. I don't wanna get her hopes up pointlessly.