I really need some advice . My current apartment lease is only in my name and it is section 8 because I do work but only part time because I am in school full time so my income is only $600-$800 a month . My boyfriend who I have been with for 6 months but have known for 6 years makes a lot more money then I do . He works part time and full time . His income is about $2,000 monthly. We found a apartment that we absolutely love. The problem is that with both of our income we make too much because they have income guidelines. Even just with his income we still make too much. So our only option is to have only me on the lease and have him sign something saying he's going to help me with $450 of the $650 rent . But really he will be paying rent and our cell phone since I am on his plan, his credit card, his student loan, and his car insurance and I will pay Internet, groceries, electric, my medical bills, and start on paying my student loan even though I am still in school. My only worry is IF we ever break up is that, that financial responsibility to pay the rent will all be on me. Also, he does live with me at my apartment currently. I spoke with him about my worry and he got upset that I was even thinking like that. Him and I have a wonderful relationship. He is my best friend. We have only been together officially for 6 months but we were "dating" for about 8 months before that and we have known each other for 6 years. I pray that we never break up and that we get married (he wants to wait till we have been together longer) but we have discussed it. He is my everything. I never thought that I could be so happy in a relationship with someone but I am and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Anyways, has anyone else done this? What was the outcome? What is your input? Please no bashing. Advice?
on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM