Dr. Paige, Thank you so much for the encouragement. It certainly feels like an insurmountable problem at this point, so it's reassuring to hear it can be done. Right now, I am enrolled full time as a student at xxxxxxxxxxxxx with plans to graduate in Summer 2015. I could probably get a job without him knowing, as long as it is part time and within normal business hours, since he is generally gone from 6am to 5pm every day. Unfortunately, my family can't do too much to support me. My parents do not have a lot of resources, so beyond sending something small like $50 for groceries, they cannot help me. They are, however, aware of the situation and support my resolve to get out, as they do not like David.
Ok, you have a lot on your side which is good. Of course college is very important and you should finish, but can you transfer to a Texas based school with little hassle or do you need to finish in xxx? 2 years is not that long, although it feels like an eternity right now I'm sure. If you are able to get a pt time and you want to stay in xxxxto finish your degree, I might think about looking into renting a room or into campus housing depending on the cost and any financial aid options to you. I would also seek out the counselor at the campus at the university and talk about your situation. They may offer you a good solution with housing involved with the university that would be doable for you. At least it would be a step in the right direction. You would be out of there and still able to continue your education. I think that may be a good resource for you to look into. What do you think?
I could easily transfer back to the institution I just left (xxxxxxxxxxxx), but my problem arises with moving and all of the associated costs. I also have more contacts there and am familiar with the area, but I don't know anyone I could crash with until I get on my feet. The university usually offers easy-to-get, minimum wage positions at 10-12 hours per week, which is great for school, but I'm afraid that I have backed myself into a corner where I simply cannot support myself financially. It seems easier (albeit more expensive school-wise) to hang out in xxxxx until I graduate. I will, however, look into renting a room. Perhaps I can find something a lot cheaper on xxxxxxxxx after I get a PT job :)